The second album from Falmouth's own Holiday Ghosts is out now from PNKSLM Recordings
West Bay Playroom promises to be one of the most catchy, joyous, bouncy records of this year; considering they hail from Falmouth, Cornwall; this is a band with eyes across the pond to the shining seas of America.
With a sound that is buoyant, euphoric and full of sunshine, there will not be a listener is not overcome with smiling when they hear this 14-track album.
The punchiness of the basslines, the accompanying thump of drum beats and a springy vocal stylings comes to the fore on second track, 'Thinking of You' a song that is so full of young love and romance that it took me back to my youth.
Influences ranging from The Ramones, Violent Femmes and the newly infectious Goat Girl; this album needs to be heard by many and should be shared.
It made me recall of other works by such lesser known acts as Major Murphy and Frankie Cosmos; these acts that embrace the spirit as well as the tradition of punk by creating little nuggets of songs do not aim for gravitas just to be remembered.
West Bay Playroom is out now from PNKSLM Recordings
My thanks to One Beat PR for the review opportunity.