ALBUM REVIEW: Anna Von Hausswolff – All Thoughts Fly

Anna Von Hausswolff is a singer-songwriter who has always embraced a progressive attitude to creativity. Never unafraid to straddle genres as diverse as metal, Krautrock, and dark pop, and always remaining elusively undefinable, she has made waves over the past decade with her four previous albums and numerous illustrious collaborations. As well as following her own unique musical path, Von Hausswolff (to name just a few of her achievements and endeavours): runs a record label, has guested with Wolves in the Throne Room and Swans, has supported Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, and has hosted visual art exhibitions. Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE STREAM: Gregg Sgar – “Signs (Acoustic Reimagined)”

New Jersey’s own award winning singer-songwriter Gregg Sgar has released a new version of his previous single “Signs (Acoustic Reimagined)” here at Ghost Cult. Recast as a more contemplative, yet still fiery take on the track, the newly cast song features a focus on Greg’s amazing voice and ability to deliver a heart-breaking phrase across his impressive multi-octave range. “Signs” follows his previous single “Don’t Go Outside” which showed off another side to the artist as well. The acclaimed producer and songwriter was the winner of the prestigious 2018 John Lennon Songwriting Contest, and you can hear why on this track.  

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EXCLUSIVE STREAM: Shawn Perry – “Six Feet Apart”

Ghost Cult is bringing you the premiere of a brand new song from Shawn Perry – “Six Feet Apart”. This ode to love in the time of the pandemic is a funny and fun summertime jam. Check out the single and the visualizer here!

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PODCAST: #Episode 108 – Carol Hodge on “Savage Purge”

Ghost Cult Magazine’s Duncan Evans caught up with singer/songwriter and all-around badass Carol Hodge (solo artist/Steve from Crass/The Wildhearts) to discuss her new album Savage Purge (review here). Carol was in high spirits, despite illness, and chatted all about her new album, her creative process, the deeper meaning behind the title, lyricism, and much more! You can order her album at this link here, and listen to their chat right now!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Carol Hodge – Savage Purge

Songwriters are often in pursuit of honesty. They want to express the contents of their souls with authenticity and truth. However, these expressions are often refracted through lenses of ambiguity which can leave the listener guessing as to the real truth at the source. It is perhaps less common, and maybe more courageous, for a songwriter to tell us what’s really going on in their day-to-day thoughts without hiding beneath the mystery of their poetry. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Wino – Forever Gone

As much as Wino deserves his doom godfather status for fronting groups like The Obsessed and Saint Vitus, there’s something to be said for his more recent singer/songwriter excursions. Whether going it alone or with such collaborators as Conny Ochs, the acoustic style suits him surprisingly well and the volume contrast brings a fuller perspective to his haggard lifer persona. This is especially true for his third album, Forever Gone (Ripple Music), which may be his most low-key effort to date. Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: Emma Garell – “Mother May I”

Ghost Cult has teamed up with Indie singer/songwriter Emma Garell for the debut of her new music video for the song ‘Mother May I’! The surrealistic video is both jarring and drowsy, set against this hypnotic, catchy earworm of a song. Emma’s vocal talents call to mind a mix of a young Lucinda Williams and Ani DiFranco with a ton of moxie and deep lyrics. The song will entrance you and act as the perfect foil for the visuals! Watch the video right now! Continue reading

PODCAST: Episode 73: BRKN Love Discusses Debut Album

Ghost Cult recently caught up with Justin Benlolo, the progenitor of the band BRKN Love, who released their debut, self-titled album on February 14th via Spinefarm Records. Although young in years, Justin has actually been working at his craft and releasing albums for many years after coming out Toronto, living all over the country and eventually landing in Los Angeles. We chatted with Justin about his modest start, how the group formed around him into a full band, rather than a solo project, the issues he has had to overcome to get his music in front of people, working with producer Joel Hamilton (Highly Suspect, Pretty Lights), his approach to touring and more.

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ALBUM REVIEW: William DuVall – One Alone

If you only know William DuVall from his time in Alice In Chains, you might have missed out on his multifaceted musical career spanning over thirty years. From Hardcore Punk, post-Grunge, RnB, and producer of other artists, he has run the gamut of styles, and often making everyone around him glimmer too. That’s why on his debut solo album One Alone, (DVL Records), it’s so refreshing to hear him just as the title indicates and armed only with his singular voice, and acoustic guitar to bring these eleven tracks to life.

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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