Lespectre are an atmospheric dream-pop band from Bristol. The five-piece began life as an experiment in songwriting for Tom Hackwell (guitar, vocals) and Max Perry (drums) – a vague attempt at creating something phonically reminiscent of the dream-like verse of Clarice Lispector (the name ‘Lespectre’ is an homage to the
work of the Brazilian writer).
The full band took shape with the addition of Becky Leach (vocals, keys, violin), Gary Walker (guitar) and Sam Winter-Quick (vocals, bass). The illusionary, atmospheric shoegaze sound of Lespectre was born.
Debut EP Atmospheric Dream-pop From Bristol was released on 11 April 2019 via Deaf Endling Records. Its five songs fit into the ethereal dream-pop tradition, but push at and transcend those boundaries.
Recorded at Bristol’s legendary Coach House Studio, where Massive Attack conjured their shadowy masterpice, Blue Lines, the EP has already piqued plenty of interest. Lespectre were BBC Upload’s house band back in September, the quintet’s live session showcasing a stripped-back version of their somnambulant dreamscapes.
Fans of the sleepy splendour of bands such as Cigarettes After Sex, Mazzy Star, Phosphorescent and Phoebe Bridgers will find much to love here.
‘spun on the silk of emotive strings and whispering vocals, there is a wistful passion at every twist and turn of these ambient folk spirits.’
Inspired by the likes of Damien Rice and Glen Hansard singer/songwriter, Douglas Joshua, shares his thoughts and feelings on the intricacies of every day relationships through the delicate art of performance.
→ Saturday Feb 15th at Moles, Bath.
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