Cornwall indie-rockers Holiday Ghosts return to Future Yard on Wednesday 12th April, after superbly sound tracking the sunset in the garden at Future Now this past summer. We urge you to listen to Holiday Ghosts, quit your corporate job, put your laptop in shredder, walk away, go outside, remember what the Clean, the Go Betweens and the Modern Lovers once promised you: a life cracked open with fresh new possibilities. Three songwriters revel in lyrics descended down from Ray Davies’ 3rd person tales of landlords, bathing suits, shopping malls and the northstreet air. Based in Brighton via Falmouth on the south coast of England, Holiday Ghosts conjur the airy fun of Richard Brautigan if he had a band and was from England and wasn’t a hippie or a beatnick and he didn’t wear those big hats or have that mustache and his name wasn’t Richard, or Brautigan, and he wasn’t a writer or an artist of any kind.
Holiday Ghosts, not like Richard Brautigan at all really.
Tickets on sale now.
The quartet join us following on from the release of their Credit Note EP, released earlier this year. Continuing the lyrical themes of social commentary that were present in 2021’s North Street Air LP, the lyrics of the lead single Credit Note, talk of how our current political system continuously fails to provide adequate social change and how any attempt to do so just feeds into that same system; like a credit note that can only be spent in the same shop. ‘Credit notes no change” This theme is echoed in the rest of the EP particularly on Sardines ( a vinyl only bonus track) “jagged benches and armrests where you sleep, hostile architecture trying to keep you on your feet.”
Call it garagy, jangly, rock n rolly, indie, punky, poppy, whatever you wanty. The band frame their own takes on the human experience with a sound that is lean, under-processed and straight to the point. Yeah, the 1 drum beat Katja learned at the start remains ever present, but it never fails to feel new. Kind of like how sex rejuvenates itself each time.
Future Yard presents
Wednesday 12th April 2023
75 Argyle Street
Tickets available online in advance or in person at the Future Yard Box Office.
Future Yard is a cashless venue – all payments are taken by contactless or chip and pin. Live curfew 11pm. Kitchen open 4pm-9pm.
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