Ghosts of Electricity EP Release Party
Ghosts of Electricity EP Release Party with Goon and
Identity Slip Thursday December 13 – Nectar Room at the
Thursday December 13 – Nectar Room at the
Earlier this year Powertool Records unleashed the powerful new EP from Ghosts of Electricity, ‘Don’t Try’. Now you can experience their live energy first hand as they celebrate the EP’s release at the Nectar Bar (upstairs at the Kingslander) on Thursday December 19.
This will be Ghosts of Electricity’s first full-length live show in two years – their performances are rare, so it would be well worth catching them. Both Ghosts of Electricity and Goon played exciting live sets at the recent Kaleidoscope World Series, and this reprise sets the scene for what promises to be an excellent night.
Hamilton’s Ghosts of
Electricity have been humming under the radar for
the past few months, but their buzz grows ever louder. The
release of their third EP ‘Don’t Try’ reinforces the
emergence of a band that has taken a measure of this
nation’s disquiet and set it to
The three piece rock sound is distinctive and punchy and its
limitations tend to encourage a simplicity of sound.
Goon are a three-piece: raw, punchy, fun
and riff-laden with a catchy, driving guitar sound that is
meant to get you going - and it will. The recordings,
however, are a different story. The songs are the same but
the many layers of instruments suddenly triple into a
fuller, richer, more complicated sound – because they
Here’s their track It’s Alright, which you can currently catch on 95bFM:
The Identity Slip weave hypnotic keyboards into rock tapestries telling stories of relationships, addiction and self-discovery. The Slip draws a loyal following, with stunning frontwoman kt igniting the night with her vocal fireworks and the boys deftly forging dynamic textures and epic landscapes. With an EP in the works and the television show Colliding Lives engaging the Slip for their soundtrack, their odyssey of Identity is just getting started.
…Who are the Ghosts of
A sound that's more a movement. That familiar drunken lurch. Ah, it's got the bite, that anger, that frustration. A sound born in that total-booze wander home from the pub at Uni, alone again, to a cold flat and a wank. A sound crafted sitting in a car in South Auckland, a drop-out in a labouring job, a shitty service station pie for lunch. A sound honed sitting in front of ten thousand work computers, wasting time on the net before knock-off rolls round. Of weekends hungover when the neighbour's lawnmower never turns off. Hear it in Tim Fowler's gritty frets and brutally romantic growl; Patrick Girard and his roll on the skins; Peter Beazley, heavy fucking metal, and fingers that dance on bass.
This is the sound of the real New Zealand, the poetry of a generation of wandering Kiwis, staggering home too, wondering what the hell happened. The Ghosts know. Ah, a group, their sound torsades de pointes, with staggering conviction, with drive. Unafraid to take a swing, unafraid to miss and fall back down on their ass, knowing that that really is this fucking country.
This is the sound of Ghosts of Electricity.
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