If you didn’t know, I’m a HUGE fan of S.P.O.C.K (Star Pilot on Channel K), and am super bummed that I didn’t have a chance to see them recently, but alas, so are the sacrifices of having a young child. It will be a few years before I can head back up to Slimelight in London! Maybe next time guys!
I absolutely adore this band, and I really do mean it when I call them Synth Pop masters, and in fact I’d be right to call them musical masters. There are plenty of bands and artists who have the odd song which I love, sometimes maybe even more than some songs by these guys, but taking their whole body of work, their infectious personalities and live performances (thankfully I have managed to see them live at the Camden Underworld before and it is my favourite concert of all time), I can’t think of any set of artists I adore more than these guys.
SO! I wanted to share them with you and hopefully get some more people backing this amazing group, and hopefully… we can always dream (although we’ve been dreaming a good few years now) of some new material some time in the future. I’m not holding my breath but the day they do, I think I can safely say that I’m going to loose my shit.
Here are my favourite 10 tracks by S.P.O.C.K and narrowing it down to just 10 was HARD!
Every Single Day
I’m going to say that this list is in no particular order, but what I will add is that there is one exception to this, and this song right here is my favourite song by them… There’s literally nothing about it which I don’t love.
Never Trust a Klingon
This is probably their best known song (maybe alongside ET Phone Home, which will be next on the list), and I thought I would share the live version where you can see that this band is 100% fun.
ET Phone Home
As promised above, here it is! By the way from here on I’m not going to write about every song. They speak for themselves and I’m not going to bore you with trying to give you facts about each song or why I like it!
Dark Side of the Force
Now I do need to comment on this one, not because of the song but because of the video… It is nuts! Watching this video is like taking drugs, but without having to take drugs because it looks like someone else already took them for you… Love it!
The weird thing about S.P.O.C.K is that I cannot for the life of me remember how I first heard them or in what context, but I do know that it was this song! I’ve got a feeling it was through an old social media platform like myspace perhaps as a recommended artist for a British band called Goteki.
End of the Universe
This one is just a big middle finger to anyone who doubts whether or not Android is a good singer… Hell yes he is!
I could finish with about 50 honorable mentions but I’m not going to, and whilst I know I probably could have done this as a playlist I wanted to keep you all in one place, without any distractions and with the ability to add some text here or there… This needs to be your new favourite band!