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Label: Arch Hill Recordings
Bio: In early 2010, when Ghost Wave started recording their EP in Sandringham, Auckland, things got off to a bad start. Matt Paul (guitar, vocals) and Eammon Logan (drums) were flatting together and laying down the bones of the recordings. They were using a mix of instruments and a sampler. One day, w...See Full Bio
“Ghost Wave is hauntingly hip. Like an acid-inspired séance with the spirits of post-punk their self-titled debut EP struts a fine line between creepy and cool. Recorded over winter 2010 in their garage ‘ghost cave’ in Auckland, the 7-track EP channels ’70s krautrock, psychedelic jingly jangle, and the melodic rock ‘n’ roll of the ’60s. The instrumentation is moody and spacious, doused in atmospheric, airy post-processing, which gives it that charming vintage flavour – the twangy guitar tones cut through the ambient haze and the rhythm section drives with punk aggression. There are unavoidable comparisons with The Clean and Joy Division – that jam-band attitude where it sounds like they hit ‘record’ on a 4-track and spun out a recording in one take”