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"Marktrock review"

Kill Spector
This band just has to succeed....
The result of their eclectic mix on stage is a genuine wall of sound where keyboards, drums, bass and guitars swirl up like musical waves like a tsunami.... They mash-up their own work with classic 80's hits like The human leagues Being Boiled ("Listen to the voice of Buddha")...
- Marktrock Website


"Stage review of album Fused"

"Their songs bathe in a healthy diversitty, en singer Nico Goethals can handle a wide range of emotions. Fused is an excellent calling card for this talented band." - Stage Magazine 2005


"Poppunt review"

"Kill Spector is absolutely the best Belgium has to offer." - Poppunt (July 2005)


"Rifraf review"



"...this album proves that Kill Spector has a lot of potential and I love tracks like 'Cocaine', Dirty Mind' and 'Kill Spector', they will be great at festivals.", "...excellent rock..." - Rifraf (July 2005)


"The future of Belgium"

Maurice Engelen of Praga Khan and Lords Of Acid names Kill Spector as his personal musical successor. - Newspaper 'Het Nieuwsblad'


Discography

Fused (2005) double CD
Leave Me All Alone (2005) EP
Being Boiled-Kill Spector (2005) Vinyl
Such A Shame (2005) Single
Six Weeks At The Outside (2006) Full CD
Full Of Desire (2006) Single
Emily (2006) Single
Play My Game (2006) Single
Also available:
live MTV performance on DVD
3 music videos
'Leave Me All Alone' and 'Full Of Desire' are in rotation on MTV Belgium, Jim TV and over 20 alternative radio stations.

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Kill Spector Bio

Singer Nico Goethals en composer Wim Arys started working together early 2002 and created their own unique rock sound containing elements of other genres.
The result of their collaboration was a 'wall of sound' where keyboards, bass, drums and guitar merged together to make musical waves, worthy of the name (Phil) Spector. Because so many songs got binned during the recording process, they decided to replace his first name Phil by the word Kill, referring to the expression Kill your darlings and call the band Kill Spector.
Their recording career started when MTV networks Belgium general manager Michel Dupont and TMF head of programming Luc Van Laer heard their demo by chance and both loved it, so they passed it on to a brand new label called Stella Artois Music (SAMR). Meanwhile, the band had sent their demo to SAMR A&R scout Maurice Engelen and he also selected them out of the hundreds of demo's they received. They finally signed with the label in 2004.
Their debut album called 'Fused' was released on June 13th 2005 in the Benelux countries (distributed by PIAS). The 2 disk CD (CD2 with acoustic versions and remixes), offers a mix of new millennium rock and electronics. The album was received well in the press '...this album prooves that Kill Spector is a very talented band' RifRaf magazine; 'The future of Belgian music' Het Nieuwsblad; 'Nobody can deny that Kill Spector is a cool band'Poppunt magazine.)
After this highly anticipated release, the band was asked to perform at some big name festivals like 'Marktrock Leuven' 'De Gentse Feesten' and 'Genk On Stage', with positive acclaim from both press and public alike (check out the Marktrock Leuven review on their website 'These guys have to make it!'.
Their first single and video for the song 'Leave Me All Alone' made playlist and in september 2005 they got the opportunity to play live alongside big names like 'Kane', 'Hof Van Commerce' and 'Ozark Henry' on the live MTV TV show TMF cafe.
Unfortunately, at that point their label Stella Artois Music Records was shut down by the sponsor, leaving the band stranded without a sufficient promotional budget for the album.
This setback did not deter the band. In a move that can only be described as artistic insanity, the band locked themselves in a recording studio late '05 for 6 weeks, submerging themselves in the work of notorious 1930's director Josef Von Sternberg, probably best now for his work with Marlene Ditriech on classics like 'Der Blaue Engel'.
The synths and samples of the first album made room for even more saturated tubes and raw energy and the result was a new sound and a lot of new tracks.
As a predecessor to a new album, they released a new single early 2006 called 'Full of Desire' with a humorous and sexy video featuring a lesbian sex maniac. The video soon became internet hype and was featured on dozens of forums and websites, resulting in more than 20.000 downloads. Despite being banned on some music channels, they got to the number one position in the illustrious Jim TV Pure Belgian Charts.
For the release of their second album 'Six Weeks t The Outside' a new label was formed together with dance producer Mike Dierickx and hip London independent record company Kudos Records.
Mike Dierickx will use his experience in the dance scene (6 top 40 hits in the UK and the top Belgian DJ in the international top 100 charts) to help give Kill Spector and other Belgian acts the opportunity to start an international career. London based Kudos Records will use their experience in the world of digital international and UK distribution to make album available worldwide through Itunes, Rhapsody, Musicnet, Napster, and exclusively on HMV en Virgin.

The album 'Six Weeks at the Outside' will be available internationally from August2006.