Spectres’ infamous tour film Slug Life, which mechanically removes both the rock and the roll from the standard rock doc format, is now available to watch on YouTube.
James Hankins’ film – which follows the band along with their support The Naturals as they tour the UK following the release of their debut album Dying in 2015 – is by turns funny, poignant, depressing and often just downright mundane. It’s the perfect depiction of life on the road in the 21st century – a seemingly endless whirl of load-ins and load-outs, badly promoted shows, cheap noodles and bizarre otter stories, plus a poignant return to their hometown of Barnstaple in North Devon. The 45-minute film also includes lots of live footage, including instores at Drift in Totnes and Pop Recs in Sunderland.
Slug Life was originally screened in London last year, and more recently at Bristol’s New Year/New Noise festival.