When Spectres went on tour following the release of their debut album ‘Dying’ two years ago, they were followed by filmmaker James Hankins, who has also worked with the band on their videos for ‘Where Flies Sleep’ and ‘This Purgatory’, among others.
The results are contained in the candid film, ‘Slug Life’, which 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 instores at The Drift Record Shop in Totnes, Pop Recs Ltd in Sunderland and an emotional return to their hometown of Barnstaple in North Devon.
There will be an exclusive screening of the film at The Betsey Trotwood in London on Wednesday, March 22. Entry is free. Doors are at 7pm, with the screening at 8.30, followed by Sonic Cathedral and Spectres DJs until closing time. There’s more info on the Facebook event page here.
Spectres’ tour continues the following night at Birthdays in London — the full list of dates and ticket links can be found here.