Holiday Ghosts – “Can’t Bear To Be Boring”
Debut album out September 22 via PNKSLM Recordings
Listen to and embed “Can’t Bear To Be Boring” via Soundcloud
Listen to “Can’t Bear To Be Boring” via Spotify // Apple Music // Tidal // Deezer // YouTube
Listen to “In My Head” via Spotify // Apple Music // Tidal // Deezer // YouTube
Listen to “Quiet Carriage” via Spotify // Apple Music // Tidal // Deezer // YouTube
Listen/buy/embed via Bandcamp
As premiered on Stereogum
“developing the retro garage-pop tendencies of Stacpoole’s other band, skillfully tapping into a lineage that includes the Modern Lovers and the Velvet Underground” – Stereogum
“an angst-filled confessional with Beat Happening vibes” – The FADER
“Holiday Ghosts keep instrumentation minimal but offer an abundance of exuberant playing and attitude” – BrooklynVegan
Falmouth group Holiday Ghosts are unveiling the third and final single from their upcoming self-titled debut LP, with “Can’t Bear To Be Boring” premiering on Stereogum last night. The band originally started as the solo project of The Black Tambourines‘ Sam Stacpoole but have since evolved into a fully fledged group with Katja Rackin and Charlie Murphy joining as songwriters alongside Stacpoole. With their debut LP arriving next week the band is set to tour the UK around the release, including a show at PNKSLM’s Slime Ball in London on September 29 alongside HOLY, Beachtape, Miss World and Lucern Raze.
Sep 16 – Portreath – Dada Bazar
Sep 22 – Falmouth – Woodlane Social Club
Sep 28 – Plymouth – The Junction
Sep 29 – London – The Slime Ball @ The Old Blue Last
Sep 30 – Sheffield – Delicious Clam
Oct 1 – Liverpool – TBC
Oct 2 – Bristol – The Old England
Oct 31 – Bristol – Southbank Club
About Holiday Ghosts
Holiday Ghosts are based in Falmouth on the south coast of England and originally started out as the solo project of Sam Stacpoole of The Black Tambourines, with the rest of the line-up evolving since 2012. Now a full collaboration between Sam and girlfriend Katja Rackin, also featuring various members of The Red Cords, The Golden Dregs and William Weak, playing a stripped back and primitive style of rock n roll, with influences from acts such as Modern Lovers, The Clean, Violent Femmes and The Velvet Underground.
The debut LP Holiday Ghosts is out Sept 22 on PNKSLM Recordings and showcases a mix of tracks written by Sam Stacpoole, Katja Rackin and Charlie Murphy (also of The Red Cords, Freak Genes, Murph & The Gazorpos). It was recorded over two years at Troubador Studio in Falmouth on 8 track quarter inch tape and also features Ben Woods on bass. The album steps away from today’s heavy, fuzzed out guitar riffs and drones, and instead shows a leaner, snappier and more playful sound.