Fred Macpherson was already a mainstay of the East London indie scene before forming Spector in 2011. Playing their first shows at Efes Snooker Club in East London, the hype around the group around Spector rose quickly resulting in them signing with Fiction Records, the home of The Cure and scoring a nomination for BBC’s Sound of 2012 poll.
Dropping their debut record Enjoy It While It Lasts that same year, the band were hailed with critical acclaim for the LP’s irresistible songwriting and witty wordplay. They followed this up with their second album Moth Boys and they return this year with their first new music in three years.
In this episode of Talk The Line, Fred talks us through his surprising affection for (and knowledge of) the Pizza Express restaurant chain – recorded live in a real Pizza Express in East London’s Shoreditch.
Here’s the review of Pizza Express from the Peterborough Telegraph that Fred was talking about.