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Thing of the Week - Spectres do Spectre

Thing of the Week - Spectres do Spectre
Date: 
September 25, 2015
Writer: 
Adam Millard

As a long time bond enthusiast (Best Bond: OHMSS, Best Bond theme: "From Russia With Love") today was an interesting day in terms of Bond and Bond related musical endeavors. Sam Smith released his official theme tune to general "meh" (Roger Moore liked it and Omid Djalili said it made him cry for some reason). However, what is clear from today's Bond feast is that Spectres have released, what might just be the best Bond theme since Pulp's 1997 work of genius "Tomorrow Never Lies", a song that was cruelly rejected for Tomorrow Never Dies. Nobody knows who did the offical one for that film, it has been forgotten by absolutely everyone (not to tempt fate for big Sam).

Spectres' aptly titled "Spectre" is a smokey jazz club duet with Ela Orleans, and it sees the band at their most clean cut, whilst still managing to throw in a guitar solo that'd make John Barry's ears bleed (RIP). 

You'll need to go to Spotify to listen to Sam Smith's version. He doesn't seem that keen to let me embed it here... as a consolation, I've pasted Pulp's classic "Tomorrow Never Lies" instead.

Go and see Spectres live:

Bristol Simple Things Festival (Oct 24)Cardiff Welsh Millennium Centre (Oct 31) Stowmarket John Peel Centre (Nov 13) Norwich Owl Sanctuary (Nov 14) Manchester Soup Kitchen (Nov 19) Edinburgh Sneaky Pete’s (Nov 20) Glasgow Broadcast (Nov 21)