Debut EP Man Cave heralds the arrival of the group in no uncertain terms. With immediate punch and hooks a plenty, sultry verse leads into anthemic chorus punched out over a riff that takes no prisoners, featuring the snarling saxophone of special guest Jon Creenaune, the music rises and falls and climaxes in a primal chant over a hypnotic beat. Recorded live and kicking at Sydney rock institution Zen studios with resident engineer Geoff Lee (Boy and Bear, Frenzal Rhomb) and mixed and produced by Myles Mumford (Kim Salmon, Rich Davies) at Rolling Stock Records in Melbourne.
With tremolo guitar set to stun, electric bass prowling, and drums rumbling like thunder, SPECTRES OF LOVE create a rich sonic landscape for the unmistakable voice of Mikelangelo. Slicing through a mist of nostalgia into the heady rush of here and now, these are songs shot through with pop-cultural references riding a musical wave both arresting and sublime.
This trio consolidates decades of individual and collective experience around the globe on stage, record and film, from major festivals, awards and critical acclaim in Australia, NZ, UK, Europe, US and Canada. Expect a debut album from SPECTRES OF LOVE in 2017. Meanwhile be assured, “When love comes a knockin’ at your door, it’s not a social visit that’s for sure.”