Surprisingly, Spoon have never performed in Brighton before, despite being active for over 20 years with nine studio albums under their belt. Under the guidance of main songwriter, guitarist and frontman Britt Daniel they have accumulated a big following, particularly in the United States, for their anything-is-possible, and eclectic rock-pop-dance melange, a band version of The Beatles’ White Album, veering from straight ahead rockers to experimental passages, with a strong sense of psychedelia at its beating heart.
Formed in 1993, Spoon have slowly developed into one of the finest alt-rock bands from America. Known for their incredible consistency, they dipped their toes in rock, pop, and even disco over the course of nine studio albums. This year they released one of their best yet, the eclectic Hot Thoughts on Matador, a label that released their very first album back in 1996. Although a band with a big cult following in the UK, they’ve never played Brighton before, which they’ll be doing this autumn as part of a European tour. Guitarist, singer and main songwriter Britt Daniel took some time out to chat with Brightonsfinest.