Live4ever’s Essential Listening 2012 series begins today with ten of our own favourite debut releases of the year. Stay tuned over the coming weeks for essential music videos; EP, track and album highlights from the many bands which have featured in our Radar section during the course of the year; as well as the pick of the gigs Live4ever has witnessed over the past twelve months. And don’t miss our wider, main Albums rundown next month to see which, if any, debuts have also made it on to that list.
Is your favourite debut of 2012 missing from our Essentials retrospective? Remember, we’re recommending, not preaching, so make sure you highlight your pick of the year by leaving a comment below.
In today’s Soundbites – our look back at the past week’s news, features, videos and tabloid gossip – Foo Fighters interrupt Belfast’s dinner, there’s a few unwelcome returns, the lights go out on Noel Gallagher, Spector’s debut album is reviewed, and the spotlight is shone on this week’s most popular video.
Few indie bands have been as well-hyped in recent years as Spector.
Telegenic, impeccably styled in a la mode suits and leather shoes, and occupying a berth on the BBC’s Sound of 2012 list, they seem almost too vogue to be believed.
Whether you’ve succumbed to the publicity or not is now irrelevant however, because their debut album is here – there’s no longer any pithy witticisms or ham-handed proclamations to hide behind; just 12 songs that constitute ‘Enjoy It While It Lasts‘.
UK newcomers Spector have landed at number one on this week’s UK Record Store chart with their debut album ‘Enjoy It While It Lasts‘.
Spector have announced a large tour of the UK to begin later this year with their debut album ‘Enjoy It While It Lasts‘ due for release next month.
Spector have today released the full details of their debut album, which will be released this summer.
Spector have announced a headline UK tour for this May, which will precede a series of festival dates for the band.
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