| A shimmeringly sassy fierce panda one sheet
The Act: GHOST SUNS
The Release: THE ‘HORIZON’ EP
The Format: FIVE TRACK DIGITAL EP
The Digital Link: orcd.co/ghostsuns_horizon
The Release Date: APRIL 17TH 2020
2. On Off
3. Stuck on the Wall
4. Feast on the Shadow
5. The Monster
The Truth: GHOST SUNS are an elusively-named girl / boy duo called Lola and Jeremy who create massive electropop magic in a tiny studio in North London. They announced themselves in 2017 with the pouty Transeuropean expressionism of the ‘We Are Not Good People’ EP before repeating the trick with 2018’s sumptuously deadpan ‘Testify’ EP. Very often it is said that their music is a perfect fit for the retro sass of ‘Stranger Things’.
Now comes a third EP release with another five shimmeringly sassy tracks. Lead-off single ‘Stuck on the Wall’ waltzed out late in 2019 and saw Ghost Suns bring warmth and sadness to cold-hearted synthetics as Lola’s yearning vocals floated above flowing keyboards which erred on the side of primetime ELO. Current follow-up track ‘On Off’ adds a shiny ‘Heart Of Glass’ sheen to the Ghost Suns retropop gloss, but don’t just take our words for it, read what the duo have to say here:
“Alternating between longing and escapism, a sober optimism guides Ghost Suns' third EP ‘Horizon’ through a deluge of synthesizers and more experimental ideas, as in ‘On Off’ that takes its main hook from an oud riff. The band wanted to take a more experimental approach to their music: something more atmospheric; something more incisive too.
“Lyrically, Lola's ever strong-minded and assertive words focus on more personal feelings and experiences. From going and leaving everything behind to a new life (‘Horizon’, ‘Feast on the Shadow’) to dealing with the past (‘The Monster’, ‘On Off’, ‘Stuck on the Wall’); the EP is a movement of going forward despite being tempted on looking back. In a way, the irony of leaving everything behind is that the event becomes the very mark of the past. Of things that once were. The past is described in a detached way, whereas the future is already here, vivid.
“The title track and opener ‘Horizon’ starts off as a journey with no return. Lola wrote the song thinking about watching her own future almost as if it was already there and fantasizing walking next to herself, being told of what will happen next. The music is built around a never ending synth riff; a vaporous leitmotiv that seems to never end. Just as in the lyrics, the horizon is the only thing that wouldn't change and that remains forever out of reach…”
Ghost Suns launched the previous ‘Stuck On The Wall’ single with a November slot at Radio One’s Huw Stephens’ monthly showcase at The Social in London Town. This followed their previous endeavours which saw the radio support of Steve Lamacq on BBC 6Music, John Kennedy on Radio X and Charlie Ashcroft at Amazing Radio. They’ve also ghosted in to play the fierce panda 24th birthday party back at The Social and down to Brighton for The Great Escape as well as (electro)popping off to Paris for their own headline gigs alongside a support with Dutch dreamboats Kensington.
"Very accomplished...Straddling the margins between brightness and melancholy." - Charlie Ashcroft, Amazing Radio
"Shots of new-wave inspired bliss: the sort of tracks that would feel at home soundtracking a neon noir or stylish dystopian future flick." - www.hiddenherd.com