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Released: 21.8.15

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The maturing stage for most bands usually develops a few albums down the line after a career of exhausting the well-worn blast of indie rock and failing to reach the same heights as their debut. But, with Moth Boys, Spector have bypassed this clichéd cycle with their sophisticated second album.

The London four-piece now focus on a different dynamic, most noticeably on the synth-heavy 80s vibe of Cocktail Party and first single All The Sad Young Men, which echoes Simple Minds more than The Strokes. The album would benefit from one or two raucous riffs to regain some stimulation after the first half, but Stay High has the potential to be a late contender for 2015’s indie summer anthem.

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