THE EPIC OF SPECTATORS
Spectators is an Indie-Space/Dance-Punk (ISDP) duo from the Suburbs of Chicago. Since the band's formation in 2012, they have built a strong following through their invigorating live performances with a unique blend of experimental rock and stimulating pop. Their first full-length album, Paranoia, was released on April 5th, 2014.
Following Paranoia’s release, the band became well-known in the Chicagoland area appearing on radio interviews, support for bands/artists such as SAINTS OF VALORY and CHRIS MEDINA, headlining slots at venues such as House of Blues, and having the opportunity to perform in New York on VH1.
During a 2016 hiatus, lead singer Josiah Viland enjoyed a season in professional baseball whilst guitarist Walter Halliwell toured with the Christian pop band, Citizen Way.
The two Spectators reunited in the summer of 2017 to begin laying the foundation for a new record. Working alongside producers Zach Kranz and 12th, Spectators released their latest album, The String and the Bow, in the Fall of 2018. Spectators plan to release new material in early Spring ’19.