Gig Review... Spector @ The Deaf Institute, Manchester, 18th February 2012

Travelling half way across the country to see a little known band may strike some people as a little strange; but when the band is Spector and all of their closest shows at the 100 Club London sold out in minutes, you may begin to see that there was some method to my madness.

Despite his début album; 'A Picture Of Our Youth' only just being released, David’s Lyre is already an accomplished live performer and his nimble fingered guitar melodies fit in well with the relaxed atmosphere of the small but tentative crowd who have assembled themselves in the small but majestic music hall in the upstairs of The Deaf Institute.

Spector arrive on stage in a blaze of glory that lasts for their entire set. Singles Chevy Thunder and Celestine go down a storm with the dedicated fans of the crowd, including a group of Fred-a-likes who have come dressed as front man Fred Macpherson; specs included. Three new tracks are given an outing tonight and serve as a taste of what we can expect from the boys début album; due for release later in the year, Lay Low is follows a similar vein as Grey Shirt And Tie in that it is more restrained and emotive than anything else Spector have written. Tonight’s gig continues the bands excellent live reputation and brings even more excitement for when their album is eventually released.

Spector Played:
What You Wanted
Friday Night
Grey Shirt And Tie
Twenty Nothing
Lay Low
Chevy Thunder
Never Fade Away

Written by - Rachael Scarsbrook