Spector want to be like Westlife
Indie darlings Spector
say they won’t be happy until they’re as good as Westlife.
Despite being usually compared to hip acts like Pulp, the Londoners are big fans of the pop heroes.
Singer Fred Macpherson said: “It’s hard to write a good song about a happy relationship, but I hope we manage to write something uplifting one day.
“If I came up with a tune like You Raise Me Up, I’d be pretty happy.”
The frontman hopes Spector’s debut album Enjoy It While It Lasts
will stop his band being known more for comedy antics than music.
Fred (25) said: “We get bored easily, as there’s an ADHD element to us which translates as irony or taking the p***. I hope our music is taken seriously. But I refuse to play along to the notion that being taken seriously means I have to portray myself as a tortured artist.”
Fred and bandmates, guitarist Christopher Burman, bassist Thomas Shickle, keyboardist Jed Cullen and drummer Danny Blandy are playing the Reading and Leeds Festivals this month. They promise their performances will still be as exciting as their support slot with Florence + The Machine.Em’s a musical daddy’s girl
Soul star Emeli Sande
, who plays Dublin’s Olympia this Wednesday, has revealed her father inspired her to pursue the life of a musician. Emeli (25) gave up a medical career to sing and said her choir leader dad sparked her passion for singing. She said: “Music is the main connection I have with my dad. Knowing he was behind me was really important to me.”I’m Just a bit scaredTHE VACCINES
singer JUSTIN YOUNG has admitted he’s terrified of losing his voice forever. Last year, he had to have surgery on his haemorrhaging vocal cords, because of the strain of singing and partying. “I live daily in fear of it,” he said.