You'd be forgiven for thinking that Spires are from the UK. They are touring with UK band Toy, they have a certain British look and the singer has a John Lennon influenced delivery. They have a Beatles' Peace and Love 60s vibe that goes beyond the presence of a Hofner bass on stage. My ears describe it as, "Beatles filtered through Oasis/Britpop". They are from Brooklyn, New York and like tour mates Toy, celebrated their first Toronto show with us on January 14.