Spector the band have been around for a while now in one shape or another, in its original conception it comprised of John-Paul Denton and John Elliott but it is now just John-Paul who writes under this name.
In its early conception the pair worked on various tracks and remixes for the likes of Steve Lawler and Dave Seaman, and appeared on compilations by Nick Warren and John Digweed.
They have appeared on Playstation, PC and Wii games and written for big TV ad campaigns. In the last 2 years John-Paul has been working on various genres of music under the Spector guise and recently began to complete his new pop tinged project of electronic fuelled dance music, with collaborations on each track from various singers, including John Elliott.
After the release of the widely acclaimed 'Never Fade Away' and fan favourite 'What You Wanted' comes (Dec 5th) Spector's third and final 7" in a trilogy of singles for Dalston based Luv Luv Luv records: 'Grey Shirt & Tie.'
Inspired by a seemingly fated, chance encounter between lead singer Fred MacPherson, and a childhood sweetheart whilst shopping in Primark , ‘Grey Shirt & Tie’ is Spector at their most haunting and minimal, touched by the production greatness of Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, The Horrors).
In keeping with their previous 2 releases. Spector eschew a B-side , instead favouring a remix of the A-side, which on this occasion comes from esteemed friends and neighbours, The Big Pink. The release will also be accompanied by a stunning video from Swedish director, Mattias Johansson.
With ‘Grey Shirt & Tie’, Spector round off a phenemonal year that has taken them from a sold out debut show in a Stoke Newington basement in January, to their own headline national dates, 'Spectour 1', in October via some storming performances at their own sold out shows at Efes, the Barfly and the Shacklewell Arms and standout performances at festivals such as Field Day, Latitude, Reading and Leeds, and supporting the likes of the Killers, Florence + the Machine and the Vaccines.
As 2011 culminates with their first foray into Europe and a headline London show at Bethnal Green Working Mens club, next year will see the release of Spector's debut album. With major, international festivals and supports already in place, 2012 is set to be the year Spector take their 21st century torch songs to a wider stage.