Billy Nomates – ‘CACTI’ album review


Photo credit: Eddie Whelan Billy Nomates‘ second studio album, ‘CACTI’, comes out this Friday (13 January) via Invada Records. Recorded in both Tor Maries’ flat and at Invada Studios, the 12 songs find Tor Maries laying everything bare while she confronts some uncomfortable truths that have come to light over the past few years… ‘Balance is…

Hundred Reasons – ‘The Old School Way’


Hundred Reasons have shared new single ‘The Old School Way’ ahead of the release of new album – and first in 15 years – ‘Glorious Sunset’ on 24th February via SO Recordings. Taking aim at those who don’t take responsibility for their own actions, the song opens with Colin Doran urging the subject to change…

Stars Christmas Anyway stream

Stars – ‘Christmas Anyway’


Stars have shared a beautifully melancholic festive song in ‘Chrismas Anyway’. We’re huge fans of Christmas songs here at Spectral Nights, especially ones that evoke the sadness of the season, and this is a fine addition to the list that includes Mud’s ‘Lonely This Christmas’, Joni Mitchell’s ‘River’, ‘In the Bleak Midwinter’ and East 17’s…

Dutch Uncles – ‘True Entertainment’


Dutch Uncles have shared the video for ‘True Entertainment’, the first single and title track from their new album (out on 10 March, 2023 via Memphis Industries. With a title inspired by a nickname given to vocalist – and incredible dancer – Duncan Wallis by guitarist Peter Broadhead, the song falls somewhere between Prince, Phoenix…

Hundred Reasons – ‘Glorious Sunset’


Photo credit: Matt Higgs Hundred Reasons have shared new single ‘Glorious Sunset’ – their first new material in 15 years and the opening track on their new album of the same name (to be released via SO Recordings on 24 February, 2023). Opening with some ’80s-inspired synths and a rhythm section that reminds us of…