Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Track Of The Day: Spectres - 'Threshing Machine'

Sometimes you don't quite realise how much great music is coming from the local area around you. Even though I live in Wiltshire, I still class Bristol as "local", and so do all the countless other members of the music press who seem to label every single band from the South West a "Bristol-based" act. But as far as I know, this lot ARE from Bristol, and are a group whose music I have only just discovered. Spectres are a four piece whose new track 'Lump' is a fierce sonic belter, brimming with messed-up shoegaze nastiness and psych-grunge rawness. It's released as a single via Howling Owl Records on a split 12" vinyl featuring label mates The Naturals on the other side. The strictly limited 100 copies are on sale HERE. However as much as I love this new track, I like the fantastic and frighteningly epic freak-out that is 'Threshing Machine', a track from their 'Hunger' EP, released earlier this year. The song can be downloaded for FREE via their Bandcamp page HERE, with the CD version of the EP also available to buy. The band are said to be recording their debut album, with a view to releasing it next year.

For anyone in the South West, Spectres will be playing in Devizes this Friday night (September 27) at The Moonrakers, with entry costing an absolute bargain £2. An impressive line-up of support comes from Audio Puppy, Salute The Magpie and Marabou Stalk.

"Spectres are the jewel in Bristol's new sound, along with the likes of The Naturals, Velcro Hooks and Oliver Wilde. The band mount guitars on guitars, forming a wall of noise. Heavy reverberated vocals are low in the mix, making it Sonic Youth inspired, drony indie rock territory - and it's thoroughly excellent all round..."

Doors 7.30pm

8 - 8.30 - Marabou Stalk

8.45 - 9.15 - Audio Puppy
9.30 - 10 - Salute The Magpie
10.15 - 10.45 - SPECTRES

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