UK Indie Rock band Spector was in town on the 4th of October for their first ever performance in Singapore. Hailing from London, the five piece band also recently released their début album “Enjoy It While It Last” which went to number one on the Official Record Store Chart on the week of its release.
Decked out in very smart looking outfit from British fashion store, Topshop, Spector kicked off the night at the classy Avalon with “Friday Night, Don’t Ever Let It End” to a crowd of 400. With a flair that is unique and fun at the same time, it was never once a dull moment that Thursday night.
Dedicating the the song “Grey Shirt And Tie” to the good people at Topshop who had a hand in bringing the band here, Spector kept the energy high with “Celetine” before moving into something slower yet meaningful with “Grim Reefer”. A nice way to remind everyone of the band’s versatile style.
No Spector performance would of course be complete without “Chevy Thunder” which sent the fans wild with heads banging and feet thumping before ending with “Never Fade Away” which everyone clapped and sang along to.
Spector front man Fred Macpherson commented during the performance that this is their first time to Singapore and it is a wonderful country and the fans were amazing. They might not find this special but one day they can tell their kids they were at the first ever Spector show in Singapore.
While Fred expected the kids to ask who the band was, looking at the rate Spector is going, the question might just be one more of genuine interest than a brush off.
1. FRIDAY NIGHT, DON’T EVER LET IT END
2. 20 NOTHING
3. WHAT YOU WANTED
4. GREY SHIRT AND TIE
6. GRIM REEFER
7. CHEVY THUNDER
8. NEVER FADE AWAY
Photo Credits: Universal Music / Dominic Phua & Zakiah Sulaiman
By Keneth Wong
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