Miss the 80’s version of bubblegum punk? Worry no more as Ghost Car have resurrected it and added their own spin on things. The London-based quartet have come together to do what punk does best – rage against the machine. Politics, the patriarchy, homophobia, racism and toxic relationships are all on the agenda for their debut album “Truly Trash”. Ghost Car loves a chaotic guitar riff and then they add a sassy bubblegum vocal to it which sweetens the angst and messages they bring – on the surface at least. However, synths and organs also drive the music and so there’s a 60’s psychedelia and surf rock edge to things too.
Ultimately, what drew me to Ghost Cars’ music was their intensity. Their new single “Conch Pearl” fits and starts in different tempos and signatures in a purposefully awkward way whilst gleefully. It’s like a maddening circus and everyone is invited. Enjoy the fantastically 80’s b-movie music video for the single below.
For more information on Ghost Car, visit their Bandcamp.
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