Bands to Watch #225: Ghost Eyes

By on Monday, 5th September 2011 at 12:00 pm

I’ll be completely frank – I’ve never been a huge fan of hip-hop. I don’t know why, just can’t get myself into it. Despite so, the act that I’m going to introduce to you have quite a heavy hip-hop-influenced sound.

A trio from London, Ghost Eyes released their debut single not long ago, called ‘Phantom Mountain’. Interestingly, the band have included vocals from an African children choir and also sampled blues guitar. It also has a very obscure video, featuring three dancers in a dark room. The video gives a somewhat eerie feeling, which does echo the song to some extent.

Prefer something more hip-hop? Then ‘Elephant’ is for you. The powerful beats that opened the track clearly make a statement. Not only the beats hint you about the hip-hop influence, but you’ll also find some rap towards the end of the song. Again, I’m not a huge fan of rap, but Ghost Eyes changed my perspective on the genre.

Finally, here comes a freebie goodie. ‘They Left’ was the first song I heard by Ghost Eyes. I was deeply intrigued by the topic of the song: family members leaving home. Although the song’s supposed to be tragic, it is still undoubtedly catchy. I found myself singing along to it during their set at Underage Festival. You can download this track for free here.

Ghost Eyes’ debut single ‘Phantom Mountain’ is now available digitally and also physically, in the form of a 7” vinyl. Do go and buy the vinyl cause you’ll find yourself a little surprise in it!

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