EP Review: Ghostfire – Drunk Lullabies
Blimey, this is a bit bloody weird. You’ve heard of Pirate Metal, well this is Victorian Rock n Roll. Yes, Victorian. Ghostfire have been described as the ‘sound of Steampunk’, which is I suppose one way of putting it.
As you can imagine, being notionally based a century before rock n roll was invented, Ghostfire pay very little attention to conventions, opening this EP with the ska-tinged, kind of rockabilly but not really, Vaudevillian. And just in case you might’ve got your head round that, it’s followed by Nick Cave singing sea shanties in Masters Of The Sea.
This is a delightfully messy mix of folk, rock, shanty and dark threatening pop, with dashes of Bad Seeds, Bryan Ferry and Vincent Vincent and The Villains, mixed up with some surf-rock guitars and plenty of Hammond organ sounds.
Don’t try and understand this one, just go with it and see what happens.
- Masters Of The Sea
- Ghostways of Paris