Billed as “Falmouth’s finest blend primal garage rock, rock’n’roll, DIY punk, blues and giddy exuberant tunefulness” by The Guardian, Holiday Ghosts have announced the release date of their new album.
The now Brighton-based Falmouth garage rockers new album album ‘Absolute Reality’, set for release April 21, via FatCat Records. It is preceded by new single Vulture, out now.
Arriving hot on the heels of acclaimed 2022 EP ‘Credit Note’, ‘Absolute Reality’ tackles different themes of social commentary, with fiery lyrics and hard-picked guitars, holding both honest confessions and tall tales, lived stories and movielike landscapes.
Bringing the noise and texture that Holiday Ghosts love from New York punk and the new wave era, ‘Vulture’ cements their status within today’s alt-rock scene.
Between their last album ‘North Street Air’, to the present day of ‘Absolute Reality’, Holiday Ghosts have rocked iconic stages throughout the UK & Europe, from Latitude Festival to Left Of The Dial, from Dot to Dot to ‘Misty Fields’ from the Pyrenees mountains to the chapels of Chester.
They’ve shared stages with acts including Black Lips, Bodega and The Bug Club, attracted widespread praise across the press landscape (The Guardian, Stereogum, Brooklyn Vegan, KEXP, DIY, So Young, The Line Of Best Fit, Clash, Gigwise), and clocked-up live sessions/interviews aplenty on BBC 6Music with key tastemakers such as Steve Lamacq and Marc Riley.
Speaking ahead of ‘Vulture’ single release, Holiday Ghosts’ Samuel Stacpoole, formerly of cult Falmouth band The Black Tambourines, revealed: “This song has had two lives. I remember playing it a lot five or six years ago on acoustic guitar as a kind of spaghetti western instrumental.
“It was half the speed and really atmospherically menacing. I’ve lost interest in musically pretending that I’m in a western movie now. When reimagining this track I’d been obsessively listening to the first The Cure compilation ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ and Young Marble Giants/Weekend. That style of production which has so much emphasis on space really got under my skin”.
Holiday Ghosts have also confirmed an extensive run of UK shows for April 2023 including The Cornish Bank in Falmouth on April 22.
Leave a Reply