GHOSTS OF MEN
GHOSTS OF MEN - Tell Me Why
... are a “ nicely heavy, two piece Alt-Rock “ duo, sometimes described as a pair of ne’er-do-wells with the combined mental age of 7, but most likely to be hailed as geniuses of the genre (especially by those in the know).
it's fair to say these two throw themselves into every performance with passion, humour, style and sheer power - leaving a lasting impression wherever they play.
The last few years have seen Ghosts Of Men take to over 120 festival stages and countless UK venues, sign a record deal, release 4 EP's and 7 cutting edge music videos.
GHOSTS OF MEN - Hold On
Their debut album Exhale was released on January 2021, being preceded by the single Saviour which was released on 11 September 2020.
In 2021 alone the band have played at Bloodstock and HRH 14, giving them the chance to share the new album with a large & appreciative audience. Previously, the band have toured extensively in Europe and played some truly great Festivals; particular highlights being RosRock with Skindred in the NL, and Bearded Theory and Beautiful Days.
GHOSTS OF MEN are a potent live force, being described as, “Like a two piece Queens of the Stone Age, if Queens of the Stone Age were entirely composed of Morecambe and Wise” by BBC Radio. However, make no mistake, this is a band who are deadly serious when it comes to their music.
They tear into each show they play, and take their beloved audience along for the ride with them. They might only use drums and guitar but the soundscapes that Ghosts Of Men create between them has to be seen & heard to be properly perceived.
Clegg [Guitars/Vox] said, “Most of songs feature some kind of a struggle between the dark and light sides of our natures and that is especially true of Saviour. This track came from a culmination of our shared experiences during poor mental health, past drug addiction and past relationships. It explores the phenomena of being placed on a pedestal, when really you can do nothing more than just keep your head above the water on a daily basis. I recently experienced this when taking disadvantaged kids to India as part of my work. The more uplifting lyrics were inspired by these experiences in a magical place”.
From Royal Blood to White Stripes, Black Keys to The Kills, Carter USM to The Proclaimers - the world of rock has previously seen that some two-piece bands can overcome the perceived limitations of a limited line-up, strip back to essentials and really bring the noise. In fact, Les Carter from Carter USM said, “Ghosts Of Men are amazing. People always said that my old band made a big noise for two people, we cheated though, we had backing tapes. Clegg and Adam take it to a whole new level. Awesomeness drips from every note.”
Exhale is the sound of two remarkable musicians. Fuelled, often, by the darker side of life but always struggling towards the light, this is a band full of fight and fever.
2022 is shaping up to be another intensive and productive year already for GHOSTS OF MEN, and they will also be the Friday Night Main Stage Headliners for The NORWICH A.I.R Fest ‘22 on the 3rd June - make sure you are there.