Good day Ghosts Of Men! How are you guys doing these days?
Very well thank you. Busy as ever, but LOVING It!!
First of all, please introduce your band and band members to our readers.
Ok, so there’s Ads, the drummer, and me, Cleggfu, I do the Singing Guitar and Bass
I’d like to know about the formation of the band. How did you guys meet and all. Also, is there any special story behind the band title?
Years ago, then band was a three piece, and had a different Drummer, but he left, so I asked around, and Ads was recommended by our pal, Michael Von Beardingham. Ads came along to a rehearsal and was an instant fit. Then a few years down the line, our bass player left, so we decided to try as a two piece, this went on for a few weeks, and it was on our last try to get some the good going, that the magic happened, and this amazing noise was created.
I expect a long reply for this one. Can you please tell us about the concept and lyrical themes of all your previous releases?
The first E.P. was called Big Black Dog, an old old saying, it’s to do with depression, or hearing its howl, and just trying to get on, even with this beast snapping at your heels. That was the overall feel to life at that time. The songs are mainly about being overwhelmed by emotion, and not being able to do anything about it. Or being in a relationship with some one who really treats you badly, but you love them too much to do anything about it. Just like that Big Black Dog.
The Album Breathe has a few themes in there.
Breathe. Its about someone trying to fit in.
Hey Now. Domestic violence, and having to watch someone to go through it and not be able to help.
Little Death. Its about sex, he’s making all of the promises that he will take her to the edge, but still he has to beg her to take his number.
Viscious. Its about how two people are going round in circles in their relationship, and they don’t seem able to escape.
Break Myself. Burning the candle at both ends, giving to much of themselves physically and mentally until the break.
Blue room. At a festival, my friend approached me and told me about this beautiful woman had singled him out, and then taken him into a portaloo to have her way with him.
Push me away. About when you get close to someone and then push them away.
Fall on my heels. This is about someone I met that really really pissed me off, and tried their best to break me and my loved ones.
Not for sale. Its basically telling someone, no matter what happens, I will never ever be with you, because you are psycho hose beast.
Our newest offering, I Don’t Feel right, is about being at work, it all goes on around you, but really you don’t want to be there, and infact you hate it, and could quite easily watch the whole lot burn.
Is there any special reason for choosing your music conception?
It’s music that we love, it’s music you can dance to. And that’s very important to us.
How do you guys manage to create music at all? What challenges do you face while writing and recording an album?
Finding the time between work and playing shows to write new material can be difficult, but we always seem to manage it. After that we rehearse and rehearse and rehearse, so we can get the most done in the studio.
How was the experience working on the studio? Any funny or even sad happenings during the studio work?
Working in the studio is always great fun. Tom Donovan who records us is mental, so that fits well.
He made me record the vocals for Blue Room inside a rubbish bin.
What, according to you, is the reason behind band’s success?
Hard work, luck, and a love for our audience and the opportunities that gives us.
Can you throw some light on your past as musicians?
I used to be a Guitarist in a funk band, I also released three albums on BadSekta, and independent electronic music label. Ads was the drummer in a great band called Drive Through Therapy, who played all over the UK.
Tell us about your favorite bands, from whom you gain inspiration. Are you having any favorite artist/band that has emerged from metal/rock soil?
For me, Guns and Roses, Nirvana, QOTSA, but there is always new music out that can really move me. I love listening to Sia, Daft punk, The Prodigy to name a few. Ads is into his classic rock, Sabbath, Led Zeppelin he also likes Clutch.
How is the metal scene going in your city?
There is a really strong music scene where we are from, very eclectic indeed. Every style comes up, which is great for us.
Tell us, if you have played abroad.
Not yet, but we are hoping to, so if anyone can help us out…….
Are you working on any music videos, might it be videoclip or lyric video?
We just released our video for our new single , “I Don’t Feel Right”, which was done for us by our good friend Graham from the Cleveland agency, and also helping was Jon from Joli studios. We are mega lucky to have such talented friends that want to get involved.
We have a few videos, including a never ending train one, and a 360 immersive experience one, all on our Youtube channel.
Rapid fire section. Just for fun. So just chill, and just type the first thought that comes to your mind when you hear:
* Religion – Mask
* Ghost – Ship
* Anthony… – Cleopatra
* Drugs – Milk
* Heart of… – Hearing
Thanks a lot for your time! It’s really nice to know more about you. Would you like to say anything to your fans and our readers?
HAVE IT BIG ONES RIGHT IN YOUR EAR HOLES!!! Love n hugs, Ghosts of Men xxx