Tuesday, 10 April 2018


The Spase hail from Widnes in Cheshire in the North West of England.  The duo of Andy Forrest (vocals/guitar) and Peter Walker (bass) were actually featured in one of my articles "Cheshire Rocks" a few years ago which was published by INCheshire and Prestbury Living magazines.

After appearing in several bands together they created The Spase in 2012.  They steadily built a loyal fanbase around the Cheshire area and released their debut album entitled "On A Cloud" featuring gems like "The Shooting Star" and "A Roaming Son".

The Spase bring a great Acoustic style Indie Rock with harmonious melodies and vocals.  The pure "live" sound they give on their songs is something I really like.  It is always better when, in headphones you feel like you're really at a gig.  They cite U2. The Beatles and REM as their influences but there are also elements of the Madchester era of the 90s sound like The Stone Roses and Inspiral Carpets.

The band have jist released their second album, "Either Side Of Right" and a single is set to be released in April and a succession of gigs to follow.  My favourites on the album are "When Nearly Is All That You Can Do" and "By My Side".  On some of the tracks I also hear a little Simon & Garfunkel style, especially on the slow songs.  This is a great compliment to them as I consider Paul and Art to be among the best songwriters of all time.

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