Punk Slime Recordings are proud to present Holiday Ghosts and their self-titled debut album, which is due for release on September 22 on vinyl and digitally. Holiday Ghosts is based in Falmouth on the south coast of England and originally started out as the solo project of Sam Stacpoole of The Black Tambourines, with the rest of the line-up evolving since 2012.
Holiday Ghosts is now a full collaboration between Sam and girlfriend Katja Rackin, also featuring various members of The Red Cords, The Golden Dregs and William Weak, playing a stripped back and primitive style of rock n roll, with influences from acts such as Modern Lovers, The Clean, Violent Femmes and The Velvet Underground.
The debut LP Holiday Ghosts showcases a mix of tracks written by Sam Stacpoole, Katja Racking and Charlie Murphy (also of The Red Cords, Freak Genes, Murph & The Gazorpos). It was recorded over two years at Troubador Studio in Falmouth on 8 track quarter inch tape and also features Ben Woods on bass. The album steps away from today’s heavy, fuzzed out guitar riffs and drones, and instead shows a leaner, snappier and more playful sound.
released September 22, 2017
Katja Rackin: Vocals and Drums
Samuel Stacpoole : Vocals, Guitars, Organ, Clav, Bass and Percussion
Charlie Murphy : Guitars , Vocals
Ben Woods: plays bass on tracks 1,4,5,7,8,10,12 and sings backing vocals on tracks 1 and 5
Michael Clark: plays bass on track 9
Jake Willbourne: plays Organ on track 3
All recorded and mixed by Samuel Stacpoole @ Troubador Studio Falmouth. Mastered by Dan E Brown.
Track 1, 5, 7, 10 and 12 written by Katja Rackin.
Track 2, 4, 6, 8 written by Samuel Stacpoole.
Track 3, 9, 11 written by Charlie Murphy.
Front cover Image by Katja Rackin, all other Album Art , photography and Text by Samuel S. Layout by Charlie Fairbairn.