Spector live at The Bodega, Nottingham
Posted by Guest Writer on Tue, 29 May 2012.
Arriving at Bodega, the venue was already hot. The crowds were gradually coming in throughout the supports. By the time it was Spector's turn, you couldn't move for people - it was packed out. Fredrick from Spector took to the stage sporting a bright blue suit.
Opening with the second single they released 'What You Wanted' the crowd were in awe of the stage presence that Spector gave off. Everyone was jumping up and down and singing along. This is one of Spector's most popular songs and Fredrick told the crowd that this would feature on their album which is being released in August along with many other songs they played throughout the night.
Singing all their hits through the night including 'Friday Night' and 'Grey Shirt and Tie'. Inbetween each song, Fredrick talked to the crowd and even spoke to a fan on the phone. The banter he had with the crowd made the gig feel special and personal to each and every person there. Joking with the crowd that they couldn't remember the chords to 'Celestine', they played 'Lay Low' which still went down amazingly with everyone.
Then the big three songs were left for last - 'Celestine', 'Chevy Thunder' followed by 'Never Fade Away'. 'Chevy Thunder' and 'Celestine' are the two most recent songs that Spector have released and are arguably the catchiest. The crowd were going crazy and jumping up and down throughout these two songs. To close the show, they sang 'Never Fade Away'. This was the first single that Spector released back in April 2011. This song has also previously been placed on NME's list of top songs of 2011 at number 15. As they started the song the crowd started clapping, but after about 30 seconds Fredrick stopped the song as the crowd were out of time with the beat! They started again so that everyone was in time!
Overall it was an amazing gig. Spector sound really good live and the connection they have with the crowd makes everyone feel included. It won't be long before these guys are headlining bigger venues!
- Review by Grace. Cover photo by Joe Tovey Frost