- Ghost Outfit - ‘W A S T E’ -
New Video & Free Download
It’s been a long time. We were just about to take out a missing persons ad. Has anyone seen these ghosts? Once the toast of the North, ripping out thunderous live shows, playing gigs on buses and excitedly embarking on experimental video projects, just as the two-piece seemed set to scale new heights they suddenly vanished behind their white sheets.
There were rumours: a sighting of the young duo on Market Street drinking continental lager from cans and shouting at children. Someone claimed to have seen them sporting beards, sunglasses and Hawaiian shirts at Manchester Airport, queuing for a flight to South America like a pair of guilty Nazis. Someone else reckoned that a nasty man had kidnapped all our bands and taken them down to that there London in a metal cage like the child catcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang where they were going to be enslaved by a record label funded by the blood money from one of them cunts off of Dragon’s Den. Come along, kiddie-winkies!
Then, last week, we received a brown paper package. Instead of the east German porn we’d been hoping for, it had some music inside. The postmark had been washed off in the summer rain. It seemed to say ‘Cong …’ something. We were immediately won over by their commitment to the conventional unconventionality of rock myth-making, teasing us like seasoned pros — oh so coy, elusive and aloof — before we blew our load all over those dirty sheets of theirs at this sordid, sleazy act of revelation. We fuxking love that kind of shit. Better still, we had a listen and we were staggered by what we heard. Here was subterranean noise art for the darkened dancefloors of the post-industrial age. In the absence of any further instructions we thought we’d take the liberty of sharing it with you all. See what you reckon.
So, mothers of England, we present you with ‘W A S T E’, a first taste of THE CONGO TAPES and a solemn promise: there’s plenty more where this came from. A whole album’s worth, in fact. They’ll be making live appearances too. Les Ghosts will be playing Bestival and also a very special show at Islington Mill on October 12 where the new album will be spanked out in its entirety. More details to follow. Catch them if you can.
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Artwork by Will Sharp