New Zealand's Ghost Wave return with their sophomore album Radio Norfolk.
Following on from 2013's Ages the groups' latest sees the duo explore deeper into their psychedelic sound, while adding a more electronic focus to their sunny warped songs that mix the sound of Flying Nun bands of the '80s, the British explosion of the '60s and the wayfaring dubs of Lee "Scratch" Perry. On top of this, they aptly brought on the talents of Spaceman 3's Sonic Boom to master the record.
From the lead single, Blues Signal '79 on, Radio Norfolk is a series of trippy, psych hooks filled with clashes of keys, organs, and percussion.
Ghost Wave started life in 2012 as the brainchild of Matthew L. Paul (Vocals, Guitar). What was a initially a project relegated to a small room in Auckland, New Zealand over time the sonic chemistry he was cooking up caught the attention of fellow music maker and soon-to-be collaborator Eammon Logan (Drums). Together they self-recorded what came to be their self-titled EP and followed this up with 2013's debut album Ages.
Inspired by skate vids, persian rugs and the music of Little Richard, you could simply characterize Ghost Wave by jangly guitars underpinned by motor-style rhythms and a unique melodic sensibility. Yet, with Radio Norfolk they have gone further than that, creating something even more captivating and intriguing. In their own words it's "...the countdown to the meltdown."
Auckland, New Zealand based rock band whose sound finds itself somewhere between the Flying Nun bands of the ‘80s, the British explosion of the ‘60s and the wayfaring dubs of Lee "Scratch" Perry. ‘Ages’ is the bands debut record recorded and self-produced in various studios around Auckland, New Zealand in six days.