The Spectors

Live Act Alternative Indiepop Shoegaze Dream Pop
The Spectors - Alternative Indiepop Shoegaze Dream Pop Live Act in Antwerpen

The Spectors Short Info

Slightly off-kilter harmonies, the sparkling twang of two interlocking guitars and an undeniable knack for catchy pop tunes combine to generate a unique wall of sound.

By the end of 2012 Marieke Hutsebaut, the band’s bass-player and songwriter, had recorded a handful of haunting bathroom demos which caught the ear of music publisher Strictly Confidential and veteran indie label [PIAS]. Not to mention hundreds of “early adopters” around the world. Touting her catchy, yet spirited and heartfelt material, she quickly assembled a talented live line-up.

Come 2013, The Spectors had joined forces with a publisher, a label and a booking agent, wowing audiences at established Belgian indie festivals such as Dour, Boomtown and Leffingeleuren. A support slot for My Bloody Valentine proved an early high point in the young band’s career.

A hook-up with Chris Urbanowicz, formerly of Editors, resulted in The Spectors’ first self-titled E.P., released at the beginning of 2014. Nico and Dig, the two singles taken off the E.P., remained in the indie charts (Studio Brussel’s De Afrekening) for a combined 18 weeks. Plenty of airplay, positive critical reaction and, to top it all off, a coveted spot on two best-selling compilation CD’s of the revered indie chart show. Not bad for a debut E.P.!

The ensuing Festival Summer, with appearances all over Belgium saw concert-goers singing along to “Losing touch, like Nico did…”, while their passage at Pukkelpop, arguably thé litmus test for upcoming bands, was hailed by Humo as the “perfect Sugababes/Breeders sandwich”. Deredactie.be, the website of Belgium’s national broadcaster, proved equally impressed, predicting “a spot in the Marquee, or even on the Main Stage in a few years’ time”.

The EP is now available physically and on various digital platforms.
http://thespectors.be/ep-out-now/

Slightly off-kilter harmonies, the sparkling twang of two interlocking guitars and an undeniable knack for catchy pop tunes combine to generate a unique wall of sound.

By the end of 2012 Marieke Hutsebaut, the band’s bass-player and songwriter, had recorded a handful of haunting bathroom demos which caught the ear of music publisher Strictly Confidential and veteran indie label [PIAS]. Not to mention hundreds of “early adopters” around the world. Touting her catchy, yet spirited and heartfelt material, she quickly assembled a talented live line-up.

Come 2013, The Spectors had joined forces with a publisher, a label and a booking agent, ...

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Past Gigs The Spectors

  • 05 | 2014 Brussel Kultuurkaffee
  • 05 | 2014 Ferrières Le Cercle
  • 04 | 2014 Arlon Les Aralunaires
  • 04 | 2014 Ostend Instant Karma
  • 03 | 2014 Ghent Handelsbeurs
  • 03 | 2014 Liège Mad Café
  • 03 | 2014 Brussels Ancienne Belgique
  • 03 | 2014 Brussels PIAS Nites @ Tour & Taxis
  • 02 | 2014 Antwerp We Are Open @ Trix
  • 02 | 2014 Brussels Madame Moustache
  • 02 | 2014 Bruges Comma
  • 02 | 2014 Kortrijk Den Trap
  • 12 | 2013 Ghent Kinky Star
  • 11 | 2013 Antwerp Trix Muziekcentrum
  • 11 | 2013 Moorsele Bascuulfeesten
  • 10 | 2013 Hasselt Muziekodroom
  • 10 | 2013 Mechelen Club Kamikaze
  • 10 | 2013 Ostend Bada Bing
  • 10 | 2013 Brussels Rits Café
  • 10 | 2013 Ghent Krawietel
  • 09 | 2013 Leffinge Leffingeleuren Festival
  • 09 | 2013 Brussels Ancienne Belgique
  • 08 | 2013 Tienen Sugarbeat Festival
  • 08 | 2013 Genk Absolutely Free Festival
  • 08 | 2013 Bruges Vama Veche
  • 07 | 2013 Brecht Meadownight
  • 07 | 2013 Ghent Boomtown
  • 07 | 2013 Dour Dour Festival
  • 07 | 2013 Bruges Burgrock
  • 07 | 2013 Nijlen Kroenkel
  • 06 | 2013 Borgloon Biejke
  • 05 | 2013 Hasselt Muziekodroom
  • 05 | 2013 Hasselt Carpe Diem
  • 05 | 2013 Ghent Café Video
  • 04 | 2013 Leffinge De Zwerver
  • 04 | 2013 Hasselt Muziekodroom
  • 04 | 2013 Bruges Commarocks

Discography The Spectors

  • 2016 Clyde & Bonnie / Sharknado Single | [PIAS] Recordings
  • 2015 Light Stays Close Album | [PIAS] Recordings
  • 2014 The Spectors EP | [PIAS] Recordings

Media

  • Video The Spectors - Nico [offici...
  • Video The Spectors - Clyde & Bonn...
  • Video The Spectors - Like Sand [o...
  • Video The Spectors - Dig [officia...

Fan Radar

4,942 Fans
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309 Follower

Origin

  • Antwerpen BE

Founded

  • 2013

Members

  • Marieke Hutsebaut Vocals/Bass
  • Filip Hendrickx Guitar
  • Ruben Peeters Guitar
  • Davy Vandenbroecke Drums