With their stripped back and primitive style of rock n roll, the individual members of Falmouth four-piece Holiday Ghosts all have storied creative histories, but it’s with this band that they’ve struck upon a potent songwriting chemistry, that swings infectiously between joyous bluesy pop, cinematic instrumentals and bouncy, pointed rock.
Influenced by acts such as Modern Lovers, The Clean, Violent Femmes and The Velvet Underground, they’ve continued swiftly in that vein on their second LP 'West Bay Playroom', which arrives just eighteen months after debut 'Holiday Ghosts'.
Today they share 'Just a Feeling', the third track taken from the album which is due 15th February on PNKLSM Recordings.
New album "West Bay Playroom" sees the band offering a cleaner and more focused set of songs while breaking new ground and experimenting with influences from country, blues, spaghetti western soundtracks and more.
The Falmouth four-piece all have storied creative histories, but it’s with this band that they’ve struck upon a potent songwriting chemistry. Their self-titled debut felt like an exercise in total stylistic freedom; the sound of a group following their nose and mining their record collections to produce something genuinely reflective of who they are as musicians. They’ve continued swiftly in that vein on sophomore LP West Bay Playroom, which arrives just eighteen months after Holiday Ghosts despite some major changes. The lineup’s been reshuffled, with drummer Katja Rackin and guitarists Sam Stacpoole remaining, and being joined by Ryan Cleave on bass and Charlie Fairbairn on guitar.