New indie torchbearers with big choruses
Asserting his credentials recently, Spector singer Fred Macpherson said: “If you cut me, I'd bleed White Stripes seven-inches.” While there's no need to actually find out if that's true, he's been fighting the indie wars for a good while, serving time in Les Incompetents and Ox.Eagle.Lion.Man. Now, it looks like he's finally hit pay dirt.
Summoning the spirit of the mid-2000's indie-pop boom, they've got the insistent hooks of The Killers' 'Hot Fuss', allied to the deadpan delivery and quintessentially British quirks of Pulp, Kaiser Chiefs or Maximo Park.
Despite their dapper image, Spector probably couldn't be more unfashionable right now, but someone has to carry the torch, and there are few bands better qualified. Besides, choruses this big never go out of style.