Rock ‘n’ Roll, Garage Rock and Indie perfect for suckers for the good times.
UK South coasters, relocating from West to East: Katja Rackin and Sam Stacpoole have been grafting and honing alone, away from the expertise of music producers and other governors since 2016. The result is unadulterated and unclean, unabashed and uncompromised. Through their love of artists such as The Kinks, Alex Chilton and The Nerves or any other artist who spends less time with the polishing cloth and more time with the power shower, Holiday Ghosts make music with a lean and primitive rock n roll spirit.
Consisting of Katja Rackin on drums, Sam Stacpoole on guitar, Morgan Lloyd Matthews on bass and Ben Nightingale on guitar they released their first album in 2017.
Q & A.
There’s been many greats. Lots of New York bands, American Independent groups of the 80s like bands in the K records scene. Also New Zealand’s Flying Nun records. The Garage Rock Revival scene in the late naughties with bands like Black Lips, King Khan and BBQ Show, 60s music, 70s music, Lou Reed, The Kinks.
YOUR FAVOURITE MUSIC VENUE IN THE U.K.?
The Woodlane Social Club in Falmouth is a real good vibe. They let us run our own gigs there and promote ourselves. It’s a pretty old style social club and still functions as one, beer is cheap and there’s loads of disco lights, bingo and CDs.
Delicious Clam – Sheffield. It’s a co-op run recording studio / music venue/ practice space/ Record Label. The guys at Delicious Clam are a really awesome example of how something like a co-op multipurpose social space ran between friends can work. They regularly host gigs with the band at floor level it’s a really intimate experience.
The Castle Hotel in Manchester is a really cool one. Its a great pub also. Feels really genuine and un-fucked with. The gig room pretty small and it has a wood clad tall chapel-like roof and nice stage. I’ve always liked seeing bands and drinking there.
SHARE WITH US AN INTERESTING ANECDOTE ABOUT ONE OF YOUR SONGS:
We wrote and recorded the track Mr Herandi in Mr Herandi’s gaff. It’s a song about neglectful landlords
The song B.S Porsch off our album Westbay Playroom was inspired by a friend of mine telling me about his time as a paparazzi photographer.
YOU ARE SENT TO MARS, NO CHECK-IN BAGGAGE AND YOU CAN TAKE ONE RECORD. WHICH ONE?
Ege Bamyasi by Can
WE ARE PROUDLY SUBCULTURE-INSPIRED, HOW ABOUT YOU?
Yeah subcultures are where all of the best stuff is. I’m usually not interested in art that is presented in a main stream way. There’s exceptions. But generally the underground bands are the best ones and the people who put in the effort to do it themselves.