In contrast to doomed contemporaries like Tribes or Viva Brother, Spector were smart enough to recognise that for most major-label ‘indie’ acts, success is an ephemeral thing. You might get…

It’s easy to see why Spector provoke sniffiness in certain quarters. Yet as indie withers on the vine commercially and its bands respond by affecting an air of sneering nonchalance…

When asked for his New Year’s resolutions in an interview at the tail end of 2011, Fred Macpherson said: “I’d like to be more obnoxious. Generally, obnoxious people seem to…

You know when you’re running down a hill and your legs suddenly start moving faster than you thought you’d asked them to? That’s how ‘Chevy Thunder’ sounds; a power chord-pissed,…