THE HUNGRY GHOSTS
Having recently supported Frank Turner at his secret show at Death Or Glory Records, Birmingham & Redditch's laid back and mesmerising dark garage blues band The Hungry Ghosts create self proclaimed "Trash Folk". It is, as they themselves say "music from the other side of the fence". In this instance, the grass is very much greener on that side and we're very excited to present The Hungry Ghosts to soothe your ears with dark rolling rhythms, echo drenched bluesy guitar and sprawling mantra like vocals.
Review from their recent Frank Turner support courtesy of Last Shop Standing
"Local heroes The Hungry Ghosts took things deep into swampy and dark electric beatnik territory, all Bringing It All Back Home-era electric Bob Dylan meets White Stripes southern discomfort Americana. Ecstatically loud and swaggering, with lyrical content that would stand brooding comfortably on its own on the printed page, this was heady stuff. Ones to seriously watch. Boot lace ties and all."
Bristol's ARMCHAIR COMMITTEE are Swamp Rock to the power of ten. At least.
HUGE dirty blues riffing and a powerhouse rhythm section propels this band to another level, fusing the Swamp Rock dynamic with a sound reminiscent of classic Seattle Grunge. Unmissable, we cannot wait for this!
BAREFOOT IN BALTIMORE
Birmingham based 4 piece BAREFOOT IN BALTIMORE play an infectious and driving brand of Indie Rock which brings to mind PIXIES and Sub Pop luminaries such as DUM DUM GIRLS and VELOCITY GIRL. Beautifully crafted off kilter Alt Rock with a serious punch.
Razor sharp melodic punk rock from Cheltenham. Oui Legionnaires bring
a welcome technical almost math rock edge to this genre and the result is refreshing, dynamic and full of character. Their brand new EP is already gaining
some very favourable reviews, proving this band is going from strength to strength.
Review courtesy of http://alreadyheard.com/ :
‘It’s Not What You Need, It’s What You’ve Got (So Shut It)’ may be a mouthful of a title, but there’s nothing stodgy about this five-song EP.
Brief, punchy and filled with plenty of off-kilter hooks, Oui Legionnaires have delivered a svelte, perfectly formed EP which leaves you wanting more but gives you the ideal taste of their emo/math pop crossover sound (or self-styled ‘yelpcore’ if you prefer).
It also gives you a flavour for their theatrics. The opener clocks in at barely 45 seconds yet is blessed with a ridiculously long title – ‘Dear Charlie, please write a hilarious title for this song, lots of love Chris’ – showing the group’s playful nature. That it really serves as a prelude to the rest of the EP is also a brave move, meaning nothing of real note happens until well over a minute in – and then ‘Flat Peaks’ thunders into life. It’s a brilliantly paced opening but it shows the success of not throwing everything into the first couple of songs.