Spectrals recently announced the release date of their new album Sob Story as June 3. Now after this news, they also announce their new single A Heartbeat Behind will be released on May 27. Not only do they come bearing this news but Spectrals have also confirmed their UK tour dates.
A Heartbeat Behind is the definition of rock ‘n’ roll in the modern era. It’s a catchy number where the vocals really place this song into the rock ‘n’ roll genre; the slighty distorted, wavering notes really help to bring this track to life. There are some great guitar licks that will brighten your day. This Spectrals track, both musically (the last guitar riff towards the end of the track) and especially vocally, may remind you of the days of good old style Green Day (think Nimrod or Warning).
Heckmondwike, Yorkshire resident Louis Jones ooze a new confidence not heard on previous record Bad Penny or his earlier single releases. The songs on Sob Story sparkle: they are catchier, poppier and more direct than before.
Louis Jones said about new single, A Heartbeat Behind: “This was the last song I put together for the record and it pushed out a few I’d already got bored of.
“I’d had the riff for ages but it never felt like a proper song and then the chorus just seemed to hit me, chords, lyrics, the lot. I never write like that really. I usually stew over the lyrics for ages then try and bolt them onto various sets of chords I have. I do remember I’d been listening to a lot of Big Star that week.”
Sob Story displays Louis’s wide-ranging influences – many loves developed on family car journeys growing up – from Big Star and The Rolling Stones, through Nick Lowe, Tom Petty and Slade to Galaxie 500 and even Blink-182. Some of these sounds are more obvious than others but it is legendary Welsh Rock’n’Roller, Dave Edmunds that Louis names as the key influence on his song-writing and the sound he wanted on this record, saying that he was “trying to cop some of those Country and Rockabilly licks he does”. Louis takes all these influences and puts them together to create something that is undeniably Spectrals.
See Spectrals live:
June 4 London – Birthdays
June 5 Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
June 6 Manchester – Deaf Institute
June 8 Glasgow – King Tuts
June 9 Hartlepool – The Studio
June 11 Bristol – The Louisiana
June 12 Leicester – Scholars Bar
Spectrals are brothers Louis and Will Jones.