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London-based punk rock quintet, GHOULS, are striding into 2017 with their new 12 track album, 'RUN' which is out today via 1471 Records. Today see's the band hit the road, quite literally, as they take off for a run through central London, to support the release.
GHOULS performing acoustic at these spots this afternoon:
15:30 - All Ages Records, Camden
16:00 - Kings
16:30 - The British Museum
17:00 - Trafalgar Square
17:30 - London Eye
18:00 - The Globe
18:30 - Tower Bridge
You can keep up to date with GHOULS progress all afternoon through their social media live broadcasts here:
Inspired by true stories from the daily grind of real life and the struggles faced in the modern day, 'RUN' encapsulates the challenges, thought processes and feelings of a group of young men coming of age. A graduation record in many ways, it brings an updated, mature sound to the table from GHOULS.
'RUN' was recorded in Spring
2016 by Dan Lucas
at Anchor Baby Recording Company and mastered by Oli Morgan
at Fluid Mastering.
Coming from a range of different musical backgrounds, the band has never bowed down to specific genre restrictions or a scene of any sort- they simply pride themselves on making original, stand-out music that gives them the possibility to tour the world.
"We aren't bothered where we're placed or how you categorize us as a band, only that you notice that we're unique and offer something for those who stand out and feel they are different from the rest of the 'crowd'." says frontman Benedict Goold.
GHOULS pride themselves on being an inclusive family. As individuals they never found themselves fitting into particular scenes or crowds, instead, creating their own gang of misfits.
"We are a family that extends wider than the 5 band members of the band; from the people who come to our shows, listen to our songs, to the people who have driven us around, put us up, fed us, gave us a home for a few hours - we're all family. Ghouls stand for the people who don't fit in, and perhaps don't want to fit in, the people that just want to be themselves."
GHOULS have cemented themselves as mainstays on the UK and European circuit, where their relentless touring ethic has seen them hit every corner of the continent, including leading festivals, such as 2000Trees, Jera On Air, The Secret Garden
Party, Mighty Sounds, Hit The Deck and more. 2016 saw more milestones in the band's plans for world domination; a two-week tour of the USA, including an appearance at THE FEST in Gainesville, Florida, and a massive Brixton Academy show as part of the Fireball
Fuelling The Fire Tour.
The GHOULS journey started in 2013 and has been backed up by a pair of impressive releases to date. The release of debut album 'Ten Thousand Words On' saw Ghouls sell-out The Monarch in Camden, attended by a raft of fans, including Frank Turner, who continues to speak of his admiration for the promising young act. Everything
that the band has achieved today has been through DIY means and testament to the bands sheer determination to make things work.
"If you want something or you want to do something, don't wait for it to happen, go and make it happen, even if you make mistakes" continues, Benedict Goold. "We have found family and friends in people all across the world all because we decided we just wanted to. We never waited for anyone to help us make those things happen, and yes we've made and learnt from mistakes but that's how you grow - it's what makes life exciting. Go out and do it. Whatever
it is. If you need to train for it, then what are you waiting for? Enter the race and train. Take risks. Find the means, whatever it might take, and just go do. Life isn't forever."
'RUN' is out now through 1471 Records on 12 inch vinyl, CD and digital download
Benedict Goold - Guitar and Lead vocals
Sam Mussell - Bass and backing vocals
Ben Maz - Saxophone
Russell Spencer - Trombone and backing vocals
Jay Swinstead - Drums