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Inspired by the music he grew up listening to as a child, from the Rolling Stones (the only CD's his mum ever has in her car) to The Style Council, Elvis Costello and The Ronettes, it's all "just about love really".

Spectrals has always been a small operation. Now in its third year of existence, Louis started by recording in a friend's knocked-together studio when he became bored with the bands he spent time with him in his teens. "Playing in bands with mates was a laugh but I always fancied doing things myself and doing the music I really liked" he says "Most of the bands we did were Hardcore, not pop".

Despite originally only being for his closest friends, his Myspace soon attracted the attention of new labels all over the world; from Brooklyn label Captured Tracks (Dum Dum Girls, Wild Nothing) to Brighton's Sex Is Disgusting (Mazes, Human Hair) and Moshi Moshi (Florence and The Machine, Hot Chip) where he eventually released last year's 'Extended Play'. In Wichita and Slumberland he's found another two labels that share his love for classic pop that's in touch with its weird side.

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