Pet Ghosts are nothing to be scared of. In fact, this Mancunian trio may be the best thing that ever happened to you. We've all had enough of this style over substance nonsense flooding our senses, so it's really refreshing to have a band come along who can just embrace the pure joy of rock n' roll without fretting over what the cool-o-meter is reading, don't you think?
Impeccable sound comes from impeccable taste as Pet Ghosts' record collection favours the likes of The Lemonheads, Dinosaur Jr., Nirvana, Pavement and Weezer. The warm fuzzy guitar-driven music of bands like these filter into the Pet Ghosts sound whilst picking up some gorgeous pop sentimentalities on the way. Latest single 'Post Yourself To Me, Piece By Piece', financed by the generous donations of friends and staff at Manchester Academy, is a sublime debut. Bursting full of distorted melody smothered in their trademark deliciously lo fi DIY scuzziness, dirty rock meets funk laced bass in a thrashing, kicking infectious bundle. It seems so fitting that the birth of this noisy little gift was celebrated with a suitably wild house party- it's what this band are all about.
Sounding like something that brings together The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster with indie misfits Forward Russia, Pet Ghosts should be the only new band you check out any time soon. With the single available on iTunes, bandcamp, Piccadilly Records, Action Records and Vinyl Exchange, you can also look forward to seeing them live this October as they head out on tour. Expect great things.
released August 14, 2011
robot alien jude pratt alec splatt marcus alexander
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