Spectrals first caused a bit of an internet ruck in October 2009 with ‘Rot With Me’, a foggy, tin-can lo fi track with a striking melody. Releases on a bunch of underground labels followed (he can count Captured Tracks, Sex Is Disgusting and Tough Love as early fans) leading to an EP with indie king makers Moshi Moshi and tours with Best Coast and Girls.
Now, 21 year old redhead Louis Jones – he was once accused of ‘copying’ Mick Hucknall, seriously – is back with a full album.
Recorded with Wild Beasts producer Richard Formby, ‘Bad Penny’ is set to be a gorgeous collection of proper-pop love songs, influenced by The Style Council, Elvis Costello and The Ronettes. First up is ‘Big Baby’, an upbeat rah rah rah ode to being 17 and finding out that love can be brilliant but mean. Bad Penny is released on October 17th through Wichita.