Tuesday 24 March 2020

GHOULIES - Unpack Your Bags

  There's a Facebook group called Notes From The Underground (https://www.facebook.com/groups/102638490378311/) which is frequented by a knowledgeable bunch of music obsessives and which is crammed full of weird and wonderful music bands from genres such as Egg punk, Devotional and good old hardcore. If you love music that's noisy and off the beaten track then maybe it's the group for you. This was a gem I came across on there.

  Ghouls are from Perth and feature members of Aborted Tortoise (https://justsomepunksongs.blogspot.com/2020/03/aborted-tortoise-making-mint.html) and Kitchen People (https://justsomepunksongs.blogspot.com/2017/09/kitchen-people-hologram.html). The line up is Alec, Indigo, Chuck, Alex, Kevin & Parker. They've just released a rather splendid album called Flat Earth. The cassette version will be along soon but it's available now as a name your price download : https://ghouliesperth.bandcamp.com/releases

  The album's a blast, no song approaches the 2 minute mark but they're all inventive, upbeat and quirky. There's songs about parasites, the Mothman and the BTK. Others deal with living in society (lots of speeding guitars and la la la la's in this one) and Fake Rockstars (F-A-K-E...). Hell, stop reading and go listen to the damn thing.

  This is a highlight, it's about the greatest trip, we're going all around the world....you aren't invited! Unpack Your Bags...

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