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, 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 Lechampeau 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), Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/spectresoflove/mancave
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.
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 of the Wolfman, the Devil and the Fifty-Foot Woman; 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 knockin' at your door, it's not a social visit that's for sure."