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London-based punk rock quintet, GHOULS, are striding into 2017 with their new 12 track album, 'RUN' which is out now through 1471 Records.
Off the back of their release day mini-marathon through Central London, which saw them performing acoustically all over the city, the band have shared the new video for album track, 'Facebook Friend', and the details of their album launch party.
Speaking on the single, frontman Benedict Goold said, "We live in such an odd time for things like relationships and friendships, particularly where social networking and online dating sites are concerned. We communicate with loved ones and can even get emotionally involved with one another without even meeting in person - weird right? Although, Facebook Friend relates to a particularly personal situation for me, I think everyone can relate to having those "friends" on social networking sites that they maybe met once and haven't again seen since but now get constant life updates via the internet."
Ghouls - 'Run' release show
Friday 23rd June 2017 - The Fighting Cocks, Kingston
Tickets on sale through Banquet Records now: http://bit.ly/2pnXzgr
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.
'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