“Ghost” signals the return of God Damn, the Wolverhampton based power-unit who scorched and burnt their way through the music scene in 2015 with the release of their debut album Vultures on One Little Indian Records. This, alongside a blitzkrieg of incendiary live shows, firmly established God Damn as one of the most thrilling and electrifying bands to lurch from the UK in recent years.
Barely pausing for breath, God Damn are poised to return with one of their most concise and direct musical assaults yet. “Ghost” is three minutes and fifteen seconds of belligerent yet addictive melodic rock. Produced by Ross Orton (The Fall, Drenge, Tricky, MIA) and recorded at McCall Sound Studio in Sheffield, guitarist and singer Thom Edward explains that “Ghost” is:
A scuzzy song that you can dance, mosh, scream and sing your little heart out for the world to see. It encapsulates what’s to come from us in one little fuck-off nugget, with brutality and a hook entwined. It’s taken the indie disco and deepthroated it with fuzz and tonsillitis.
Propelled by Ash Weaver’s jackhammer drums and Thom’s searing vocal hooks and abrasive guitar, “Ghost” works its way under your skin and point blank refuses to leave.
Also announced today, God Damn can reveal that they will be heading out on a UK tour in September and October with heavy-weight titans Red Fang and Torche.
Thom states, rather perfectly:
This tour is going to be nothing but pure girth monsters in the sky, flailing around in riffs and smoke, the pet dragons of Valhalla will quiver in their packets of quim-flavoured quavers. I’m bored of just riffs, let’s hit people with some tunes and cut the macho act.
Anyone who has seen any of God Damn’s recent live shows will have noticed that their former guitar tech James Brown (no relation to the Godfather Of Soul, or the Pulled Apart By Horses guitarist) has been playing second guitar to allow Thom some freedom of movement and the oppurtinity for God Damn to make even more noise. If that was even possible.
Catch God Damn on tour with Red Fang and Torche at the following dates:
- 26 Brighton, Concorde 2
- 27 London, Koko
- 28 Bristol, Bierkeller
- 29 Leeds, Stylus
- 30 Manchester, Manchester Academy 2
- 02 Birmingham, Institute 2
- 03 Glasgow, Garage
- 04 Newcastle, Riverside
- 05 Southampton, Engine Rooms