Football manager Stuart Pearce attends Spector gig in London

The former Nottingham Forest footballer bought a copy of the group's new album 'Moth Boys'

Football manager Stuart Pearce attended a gig in London by indie band Spector on Wednesday night (August 26).

Spector played an album launch show at Camden Barfly to mark the release of their recent ‘Moth Boys’ LP.

The band were pictured with Pearce after the show, uploading a photo to Twitter with the caption: “And Psycho screaming… Cheers Stuart Pearce for coming down to the gig tonight x #mothboys”.


Pearce is shown in the image holding a vinyl copy of the band’s new album, which he picked up after the gig.

Reached by NME for a comment on the incident, Spector said, “He’s a fan and had brought his wife and a few mates down. We asked him if he’d like a copy of ‘Moth Boys’ and he said he already had it. We talked about a show we did in Rome, how we were strong, how we’d grown.”


Spector released their second album ‘Moth Boys’ last week (August 21) via Fiction Records. It’s the follow up to 2012 debut ‘Enjoy It While It Lasts’.

The album includes the singles ‘All The Sad Young Men’ and ‘Bad Boyfriend’ and was produced by the band with Dev Hynes, Duncan Mills and Adam Jaffrey.


Speaking to NME at The Great Escape, frontman Fred Macpherson talked about the band’s progression from ‘Enjoy It While It Lasts’ to their second album. “I don’t think we ever necessarily thought there would be a second album,” Macpherson said. “We’re starting to really enjoy making music and performing music, rather than the bits that go around that.”

Following the release of the album, Spector will tour in October. The 12-date tour begins in Bristol on October 13 and visits Birmingham, Nottingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, Sheffield, Leeds, Brighton and Oxford. The tour concludes with a London gig at Heaven on October 29.

Spector play:

Bristol, Thekla (October 13)
Birmingham, Library (14)
Nottingham, Rescue Rooms (15)
Manchester, Gorilla (17)
Newcastle, Cluny (18)
Edinburgh, Electric Circus (20)
Glasgow, King Tut’s (21)
Liverpool, Academy 2 (22)
Sheffield, Leadmill (24)
Leeds, Brudenell Social Club (25)
Brighton, Patterns (27)
Oxford, O2 Academy 2 (28)
London, Heaven (29)

The ‘Moth Boys’ tracklist:

‘All The Sad Young Men’
‘Stay High’
‘Don’t Make Me Try’
‘Cocktail Party / Heads Interlude’
‘Bad Boyfriend’
‘Decade Of Decay’
‘Kyoto Garden’
‘West End’
‘Lately It’s You’