Hail the Ghost’s debut album ‘Forsaken’ is a good album. It’s the type of album that comes along at the right time for people; you know the type that helps you through a breakup, a first date, or even a hangover. I have only had the burden of the hangover these days and welcome any album that helps me get through them.
The album contains 10 very strong songs full of melancholy and cushioned anger and plays very well in a single sitting without the need to have to adjust the volume for loud peaks or low troughs. This is a good thing.
Obvious comparisons exist with The National in terms of sultry nonchalant vocals, but I would throw in Editors and even Nick Cave in terms of lyrics and melodies. The perfect mix of them all, but still unique enough in its own right to stand alongside them.
We can’t wait to catch them live in Whelans on April 2nd. Tickets available here at the nice price of €10 each. Sweet.
As debuts go, this is one for the collection. Get it.
Sounds like: The National, Editors, Nick Cave
Winning tracks: Nostalgia and Headstoned