Bob Nanna – ‘Do You Want to Buy a Guitar?’


Bob Nanna (Braid, Hey Mercedes) has shared ‘Do You Want to Buy a Guitar?’ from his upcoming solo album. The new acoustic record was recorded in full on 7 September, the day that would have been his wedding anniversary. A searingly honest song that captures a tumultous time in his personal life, it finds Bob…

Topshelf Records sampler

A new compilation album from Topshelf Records!


We don’t need to repeat how much we love Topshelf Records here at Spectral Nights. Last year they released records by the likes of Braid, The Jazz June, Prawn, Sundials and My Fictions – all of which we reviewed. They also released one of our Top 5 albums of the year from Empire! Empire! (I…

Braid – No Coast


Returning after 16 years and fully immersed in the so-called ‘emo revival’, Braid have released new album ‘No Coast’ via the ever-reliable Topshelf Records. Hailing from Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, the quartet’s last album was the seminal ‘Frame & Canvas’ in 1998, but after so long away, will the band be able to deliver new material that…