Spector @ Gorilla, Manchester 23/05/18

Indie rockers Spector took their Ex-Directory tour to Manchester on Wednesday night. The venue the sold out show was Gorilla, tucked away in the arches beneath the city’s Oxford Road train station.

Frontman Fred Macpherson was his usual charismatic self. Throwing aside his jacket and unbuttoning his shirt barely twenty seconds into the first song, he gave an energetic performance that certainly merited a 10 out of 10 for effort if nothing else. But Fred’s captivating stage presence is one of the reasons why Spector are of the best live performers out there (in my opinion anyway).

This tour followed the release of it’s namesake EP ‘Ex-Directory’. The EP itself is a collection of 4 tracks which stick to the style of the London band’s 2015 album ‘Moth Boys’. All of which made an appearance on the set list.

Carefree indie bangers Chevy Thunder and Twenty Nothing went down well with fans of Spector’s debut LP ‘Enjoy It While It Lasts’. As did standalone 2016 track ‘Tenner’ with it’s bassline sounding as epic as ever even with the band’s usual bassist Tom Shickle not featuring on this tour.

  • Local International
  • Decade of Decay
  • Twenty Nothing
  • Untitled in D
  • Stay High
  • Reeperbahn
  • Fine Not Fine
  • Bad Boyfriend
  • Wild Guess
  • Tenner
  • Chevy Thunder
  • Never Fade Away


  • Grey Shirt & Tie
  • Friday Night, Don’t Ever Let It End
  • All The Sad Young Men