Uncompromising and unapologetic, Spectres continue to evolve into a listening experience best described as harrowing. By the time you get mid-way through the EP, “I Was In a Box” has already grabbed you by the collar, shaken you violently and demanded your lunch money. Both tuneful and dissonant, Spectres bring both melody and noise, steady rhythm and time changes. At no point in time is it possible to look at your watch, or put the kettle on. Spectres have demanded 110 percent of your attention, and by God you’ll give it to them.
You can draw a straight line from Jesus and Mary Chain through more modern acts like A Place to Bury Strangers, The Lost Rivers and 93 Million Miles from the Sun, and end up with Spectres. While they have perfected a soul-crushing noise wall, they’ve set it against a strong rhythmic backdrop, and then slow the proceedings down when your ears start to beg for mercy.
These Bristol lads have pretty much summed it all up in their Facebook description: We are loud. We were born. We are playing music. We will die. Truly, they’ve left all the rest up to you, the listener. Hard to pick but one track to feature, this is the one we’re currently grooving to.
Released March 11th, and available on vinyl through Howling Owl Records, find Spectres – Hunger EP at their Bandcamp
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