Holiday Ghosts – based in Brighton, via Falmouth, appear to be something of a magnificent pop music recycling plant.
On the evidence of latest single ‘Off Grid’ Holiday Ghosts borrow from some of the finest sounds of past era – mining parts the Kinks, Violent Femmes, Alex Chilton and Modern Lovers – while transcending their influences in a rather simple manner: by producing a really great song and crafting their own irresistible concoction of modern indie-pop.
‘Off Grid’ is quite simply an irresistible indie-pop jam blending bright tones, sunny disposition, endearingly ramshackle jangling guitars and dueling vocal melodies, and packing pop sensibility at every turn. It fizzes with energy that whizzes around addictive melodies and all bathed in youthful sense of freedom and untamed possibilities. ‘Off Grid’ is an utterly addictive and contagious ball of fizzy joy and such is its earworm powers, it will compel you to hum, whistle, sing-along from the off. An utterly addictive and contagious ball of fizzy joy, ‘Heading Out’ will be spinning around your head for days.
‘Off Grid’ is out now with forthcoming album, North Street Air, following on May 21st via Fat Cat Records.