ALBUM REVIEW: Psalm Zero – Sparta

The more disparate aspects influence a band, the more it’s able to grow. Psalm Zero‘s music prior to the new album Sparta (Last Things Records) was all aggravated Indie, the tunes given an edge by guitarist Andrew Hock. With his departure and the subsequent recruitment of Kayo Dot pairing Keith Abrams and Ron Vodun, remaining founder member Charlie Looker has added a warmer, heavier feel to the Grungey lightness and this, together with a tantalising contribution from Lingua Ignota‘s Kristin Hayter, makes the album an enticing prospect. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Locean – Chav Anglais

You can call it Punk; you can call it Noise; you can, if you will call it Beat poetry. One thing that Manchester UK experimentalists Locean do produce is a thrilling, vibrant energy and Chav Anglais (Artificial Head Records), the band’s first full-length album, is full of such attitude: from crashing strings and rhythms to sparse, protesting, dominant sexuality. Continue reading

Ghost Cult Album of the Year 2019 Part 3 (20-1)

And now, the end is near, and so we face the final curtain. My friends, we’ll say it clear, we’ll state our case, of which we’re certain. We’ve lived a year that’s full, and listened to each and every album (well, a good several hundred, in any case), But more, much more than this, We did it our way…

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: Patrick Doval -”Broken Girl”

Prolific Miami DIY artist Patrick Doval is has dropped a brand new single/video ‘Broken Girl’! This is the follow-up to his last album Broken, which released this past January. Owing a lot of influence to post-Punk and Goth, Doval’s new single has a tinge of classic new-wave to it for added emotional effect as well. Directed by Geo Ruiz and Doval, who also edited the clip, watch the stunning video for ‘Broken Girl’ now!

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: Swandy – “Anchor”

Johannesburg based electro-Rock band Swandy (members of Pollinator, Running with Scissors) released their debut EP, The Second Shift on October 5th 2019. The band has some series Alternative, Synthwave and even Punk vibes to it at times. Watch the clip for their new video, ‘Anchor’, right now! Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Serendipity – “So Wise”

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Ghost Cult is proud to bring you the new single from indie singer/songwriter Serendipity today. The artist cut her teeth in the NorCal slam poetry scene as well as multiple cross country road trip, honing her craft and finding her voice. The confessional tone of the music and vulnerability the writing is something you often don’t see from an emerging artist. “So Wise” comes from her forthcoming debut album Honey, an elven-track expose on her life and coming-of-age in a turbulent, unforgiving world, yet seeing the old world but through young eyes. Check out ‘Soo Wise’ right now! Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE STREAM: From This World – “Let It Go”

Ghost Cult does its best every week to uncover exciting new and artists who might be unsung today but could be important acts in the future. In this spirit, we bring you a new track by From This World, ‘Let It Go’! The song comes from their debut album Variations on a Dream and is a powerful mix of self-described “New Classic Rock”. We would liken these sounds and the album overall to a blend of Desert Scene rock, Jazz, proto-punk, great Americana, and Indie Rock bands of yesterday. At the same time, even with the throwback vibes, there is a modern nuance to the songs that will capture fans of Queens of The Stone Age, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, and even The White Buffalo! Jam out to this track and be on the lookout for more From This World soon. Continue reading

Beastie Boys Released “Ill Communication” Twenty-Five Years Ago

Beastie Boys were on fo the biggest, most successful groups in the work in the early 1990s when they made Ill Communication (Capitol/Grand Royale), released twenty-five years ago today. Prolific, putting out a new album every 2-3 years, the band was focused on never repeating themselves, and constantly improving. It would have been very easy for them to just keep remaking Licensed To Ill (Def Jam) over and over and that would have been enough for many bands. But Ad-Rock, Mike D, and MCA (RIP Adam Yauch) kept on changing and evolving. As they had on the previous few albums, they played all the instruments, and played them incredibly well on every track, across multiple genes. They had genius guest stars and collaborators (Q-Tip, Biz Markie, Amery Smith of Suicidal Tendencies, Money Mark, Bobo from Cypress Hill) and put the music first, before everything. Even the production on Ill Communication is incredible, all respect due to the B-E-A-S-T-I-E’s and their frequent partner at this time, Mario Caldato (“Mario C”). Continue reading

Tripsitter – The Other Side Of Sadness

They say you should never judge a book by its cover. If you do you might imagine that Ulysses, by James Joyce, is a novel about Irish architecture rather than a masterpiece of modernist literature / a meritless stream of consciousness depending on whose opinion you ask for. A cursory glance at The Other Side Of Sadness (Prosthetic Records) by Austrian quartet, Tripsitter, would imply nu-Metal with its monstrous, Korn-like depiction of a family portrait. What we get instead is a curious blend of Hardcore, Shoegaze and even the tiniest hint of Black Metal – so intertwined are the latter two thanks to Blackgaze. Continue reading