Noise-rockers Spectres will be bringing their dense, dark sounds to Mono in Falmouth following the launch of their second album in March.
Audiences should prepare for an all out sonic assault from the Devon-via-Bristol band, who promise a more abrasive, yet also more complex, sound from new release Condition.
The album, out on March 10, follows their acclaimed 2015 debut, Dying, and marks a real progression, partly inspired by last year’s remix album Dead.
frontman Joe Hatt said: “On this album we became even less interested in actually playing guitar, which meant that we got more into experimenting with the sounds we could get out of them when brutalising them and letting the feedback do the talking.”
Spectres were formed in Barnstaple, North Devon in 2011. After moving to Bristol a couple years later they self-released a few EPs and singles on their own Howling Owl label, before joining forces with Sonic Cathedral for 2015’s Dying, their incendiary debut that they promised would “snap people out of their comfort zones." The resulting largely positive coverage everywhere from NME to Drowned In Sound, The Times and the Guardian to BBC Radio 1 would suggest they went some way to achieving this aim.
In contrast to the seriousness of their music, the band have also become notorious for their relentless sending up of the music industry – their alternative James Bond theme for ‘Spectre’, which fooled one Evening Standard journalist into thinking Sam Smith had been listening to some Sonic Youth; their feather ruffling Record Store Day Is Dying campaign; and the video for ‘This Purgatory’ in which they killed Fearne Cotton, Nick Grimshaw, Reggie Yates and Scott Mills.
Spectres will be at Mono on Saturday March 25, and tickets cost £7.50 in advance or £9 on the door, with limited availability.
Book at The Poly box office between 10am and 7pm, Tuesday to Saturday, by calling 01326 319461 or online at thepoly.org