The new album by Bristol band Spectres has been causing quite a bit of a stir of late what with it getting plenty of coverage on BBC radio and that 9 / 10 “album of the week” review in NME. It’s officially released today though and to celebrate the band and label have made if open for any and everyone to play as many times as they like – so long as it’s today, 23rd February 2015! 

We’ll have our review of the album up very soon – and have we an interview with the guys in the pipeline too – but until then you can stream the album FOR ONE DAY ONLY today via the widget above or via this page on Soundcloud. Do so, form an opinion, then see if it matches up with ours when our review drops!

The adventurous, experimental Bristol guitar band believe in pushing their instruments – and your ears – to the extreme, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t beauty in the maelstrom of sound they conjure up between themselves – because their is, although we’d be the first to admit it’s easily overlooked on a first listen to the band / album. Which is why we encourage you give the album at least a couple of spins before you pass judgement.

The album is available from the Sonic Cathedral Shop and iTunes (with an immediate download of ‘Where Flies Sleep’).

Spectres’ UK tour begins this Friday night in Cornwall and works its way around the country over the next few weeks with a triumphant homecoming show in a secret location in Bristol on the 7th March.

Here’s the full list of dates:

  • Friday, February 20 – Redruth – Charlies Bar – FREE
  • Saturday, February 21 – Totnes – The Drift Record Shop – FREE
  • Saturday, February 21 – Barnstaple – Golden Lion Tap – BUY TICKETS
  • Wednesday, February 25 – Sunderland – Pop Recs Ltd – FREE
  • Wednesday, February 25 – Gateshead – The Central
  • Thursday, February 26 – Leeds – Wharf Chambers – BUY TICKETS
  • Friday, February 27 – Nottingham – The Chameleon – BUY TICKETS
  • Saturday, February 28 – Manchester – Gullivers – BUY TICKETS
  • Wednesday, March 4 – London – The Lexington – BUY TICKETS
  • Thursday, March 5 – Brighton – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar – BUY TICKETS
  • Friday, March 6 – Leicester – Soundhouse – BUY TICKETS
  • Saturday, March 7 – Bristol – Secret Location – BUY TICKETS

The photo below reveals the full glory / horror of the gatefold vinyl artwork – complete with ouija board!

Stream Spectres Brilliant New Album, Out On Sonic Cathedral, For One Day Only!

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Guy is a former full time member of the Louder Than War editorial team, who's since moved on to pastures new. Music's been a large part of his life since he first stumbled across Peel on his tranny as a fifteen year old. His whole approach to music was learnt from Peel in fact, which includes having as inclusive a taste in music as possible. Guy devotes most of his time looking for new music & although he's been known to say "the only good music is new music" he pretty much accepts this is bollocks. Favourite band The Minutemen.

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