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Artist: Spector Title: Untitled In D Label: Moth Noise Impact Date: 26th January 2018 It’s been two years since Spector released their critically acclaimed sophomore album ‘Moth Boys’, a record which indicated just what Fred, Jed, Tom and Danny are capable of. Its lead track ‘All The Sad Young Men’ became their most successful song to date and a calling card of their energetic and impassioned live shows. Having recently regrouped, the wait for new music is now over and fans are not going to be disappointed. Today they announce the ‘Ex-Directory’ EP, with the brilliant single ‘Untitled In D’ which received its radio premiere from Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1. Yet another step up from the band, it comes complete with the kind of undeniable hook you just can’t dislodge from your mind, with Fred Macpherson’s witty, sophisticated and sometimes poignant lyrics tackling the growing commodification of everything, including human interaction. This is Spector at their very best - older, less filtered and more human. A deliberately less produced track than their output to date, the song is indicative of a group who have really hit their stride, with their confidence and excitement evident throughout. Fred elaborates; “Untitled In D’s been burning a hole in Spector’s pocket for a little while now. I wrote the bones of it pretty quickly then Jed came through and channelled the ghost of John Frusciante on guitar and we knew we were on to something. After the sheen of our first two albums it was exciting capturing something simple and irreverent - the sound of us playing in a room rather than playing in a computer.” A video shot around their appearance at this year’s Concrete and Grass Festival in Shanghai accompanies the song. The EP also features three other tracks, including the irresistibly melancholic ‘Wild Guess’ and the high tempo eighties pop of ‘Fine Not Fine’, which includes the inimitable line “I know scum who sold their stories, some of your best friends are Tories.” The collection’s rounded off with ‘Local International’, the grown-up sibling of Moth Boys’ Kyoto Garden and Decade of Decay.