Scene News: Spectres Of Love – Spotted Mallard, Melbourne- Friday 23rd December

With tremolo guitar set to stun, electric bass prowling and drums rumbling like thunder, Spectres Of Love create a brooding sonic landscape for the unmistakable voice of Mikelangelo and his spine tingling tales.

Welcome to Spectres Of Love, a world of lonesome outsiders, haunted dreamers and sexually charged rock’n’roll. Denizens of dark romance and filmic atmos, thrown together by a shared lust for the primordial swamp and garage rock, doo wop and 60s pop, this new trio features Mikelangelo (Black Sea Gentlemen, Tin Star) on lead vocals and electric guitar; Michaela (El Dinero) on bass & vocals and AJ True (Zombie Ghost Train) on drums & vocals.

Debut single 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 over a riff that takes no prisoners, the music rises and falls, climaxing in a primal chant over a hypnotic beat. Recorded live and kicking with special guest Jon Creenaune on saxophone at Sydney rock institution Zen studios with resident engineer Geoff Lee (Boy and Bear, Frenzal Rhomb). Mixed by Myles Mumford (Kim Salmon, Rich Davies) at Rolling Stock Recording Room in Melbourne.

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.

Spectres Of Love are specialists in songs that chronicle the high life and low road of the red light district; tunes that channel the dreams and nightmares of honeymooners past, present and yet to be. 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.

Expect a debut album from Spectres Of Love in early 2017. Meanwhile be assured, “When love comes a knock- in’ at your door, it’s not a social visit that’s for sure.”

Don’t miss Spectres Of Love as they set their stun guns to high when they grace the stage of The Polish Club in Canberra on Friday 9th December. Tickets on sale now via venue website : $25 full, $20 concession/$15 for Canberra Musicians Club members. Doors 7.30pm. And also at the Spotted Mallard in Melbourne on Friday 23rd December. Doors at 6pm. Pre-sales via Moshtix for $20 plus bf, or $25 on the door if available.

Friday 9th December

The Polish Club
38 David Street, Turner, Canberra

Tickets  on sale now via venue website : $25 full, $20 concession/$15 Canberra Musicians Club discount
Doors : 7.30pm, show 8pm

Friday 23rd December

The Spotted Mallard
314 Sydney Rd, Brunswick

Pre-sales : $20 + BF via Moshtix or $25 on door if available

Doors : 6pm, show 9pm

For more information go to: www.facebook.com/spectresoflove

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