Spectrals - Get A Grip
Artist SpectralsSong title Get A Grip
Year 2011Genre(s) Alternative
Spectrals' debut single 'Get A Grip' is the opening track from the debut album 'Bad Penny'. The single will be released on October 10th, with the album being released on October 17th, both through Wichita.
The video for Spectrals' relaxed summery tune was filmed in the equally sunny stunning Yorkshire countryside, with lead singer Louis jamming with his guitar on moorland and down by a river.
Spectrals is based in Leeds. While it is the solo project of 21-year-old Louis (vocals; various instruments), in live shows shows he has the support of a backing band and for his debut album his brother Will played the drums. Spectrals has cited his influences as The Style Council; The Rolling Stones; The Ronettes and Elvis Costello.
Bad Penny, the upcoming debut album, was recorded with the help of Richard Formby, who has previously worked with Telescopes, Wild Beasts, Hood and Spectrum. There are to be eleven original songs on the album, including Get A Grip and a song called 'Peppermint'.
Spectrals has announced a series of live dates in the UK and Europe throughout October and November, which includes six dates with Real Estate. The full dates are as follows:
13th Sneaky Petes, Edinburgh
14th Cumberland Arms, Newcastle
16th The Bodega, Nottingham
17th Album Launch Show, Water Rats, Kings Cross, London.
19th Jericho, Oxford
20th Berlin, Magnet Club (w Real Estate)
22nd Belgium, Gent (w Real Estate)
23rd Brighton, Hanbury Ballroom (w Real Estate)
24th Manchester, Islington Mill (w Real Estate)
26th Bristol, Start The Bus (w Real Estate)
27th Amsterdam, Bitterzoet (w Real Estate)
10th - The Ritz, Manchester w/Stephen Malkmus + Girls
12th - Constellations Festival, Leeds. w/Wild Beasts, Yuck, Stephen Malkmus + more