TOTD#29: Spector – Fine Not Fine

For fans of: White Lies, The Horrors, Pulp
Hear it live: London Scala (24 May) – tickets.

It’s so good to have Spector back. With a new EP out this Friday (more on that later) the metropolitan moth boys have shared ‘Fine Not Fine’, a rampant and super-smart slice of electro-pop. About the makings of the song, frontman Fred Macpherson told Clash that “a Spector listener once told me our lyrics were good because every line could be an Instagram caption. In which case they’re going to love this one.” It’s true; his uber snappy quips about the reality of post-adolescent glory ought to be strung up in a gallery of ironic anti-motivational posters. A personal favourite? “Your neighbours came round / but didn’t complain / it wasn’t too loud / they wanted to stay”.

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