Ghosts in the Nightclub
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Live at The Library
Friday, 14th May 2010
Cables Cause Fires are this evening's opening act. A difficult act to sum up, the sound is somewhere between the more technically minded guitar orientation of the current Brit school and the chunky alternative rock of the stateside contingent.
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GHOSTS IN THE NIGHTCLUB:
What the press said:
'The songs are slow burning, brooding numbers which incorporate that real spirit of Northern gravity. Reminiscent of that sparse, 80s electronic pop sound but with enough guitars to keep it lively. Undoubtedly a lot of thought has gone into their image - they stand out as a professional'
Leeds Music Scene - Tom Keighley
Ghosts have spent the first few months of the decade hiding out at Heights II writing and recording the songs that will eventually make up their debut album, 'SYNTHETIC POP'.
Good Grief is a fusion powered lollypop of melody and Jesus is a righteous sledgehammer for a 20th Century hangover. Lyrically the songs couldn't be further apart; where Jesus talks the horrors of the Holocaust, Stalinism, the Intifada and Richard Dawkins. Good Grief is a high voltage, chauvinistic love song with shotguns to boot! These songs are the first installment of frenzied volcanic pop from the group in 2010 and can be streamed from the group's myspace page now.
Now a three-piece, they use wailing guitars over thunderous programmed beats to create music that you can dance or sulk to in equal measure. Live, the show is backed by fit inducing projections and wild-eyed, unhinged vocals. These are songs that'll lay waste to your ears, put a grin on your face and leave you frothing on the floor, gibbering, begging for more.
What the press said of their last 360 Club gig:
'Surprise Fire seem freshly hatched in both age and musical endeavour, but revelling in rather than compensating for youth is the key to this band's appeal, looking as though no-one's ever had this much fun with guitars. The well-crafted double vocals smack pleasingly of Brand New, as the band guide the crowd through tight tempo changes and rousing build-ups, giving the impression that the second these guys carve their own niche, they will be a consummate musical force. Currently coming across as a younger (more attractive) Hundred Reasons, there were moments, such as 'Anything Will Burn' which invoked a surprisingly Smiths-like vibe, that reveals a much larger potential for mixing influences and developing something new'
Tom Keighley - Leeds Music Scene
NOT GREAT MEN:
"Given birth to in a laboratory to re-create the post-punk scene using
charismatic young men and their weapons of choice, these four guys are
set to take the world by storm. Their repertoire incorporates punk,
passion and a little pop delivered with an energy capable of rocking
you to your very core."
CABLES CAUSE FIRES:
are a brand new 5 piece playing out original jams. Think bloc party with fuzz pedals. Think colossal, explosive.
There may be some copies of their First EP available at the show!
£4 Advance £5 on the door
ID - bring it, you will probably be checked at the bar!