Ghosts on TV release their new self titled album

Ghosts on TV is out today, 14th April 2023

The second long play from Ghosts on TV, self titled – is out now via Soliti. The band tell us:
“When we began making our sophomore studio album it took a more multifaceted and arguably scattered form compared to our previous efforts. In doing so, however, it also began to branch out into new territories and transcend what we previously have sonically built on. Forming something that has a bit of everything but pushed forward and very much in the present. This is why we felt that this album should be our self-titled album, it is a concrete statement of our band and our roots as it stands today.
After I Am Not Dead, I Am 55 Today we knew that we wanted to do a more ”traditional” album which consists of several songs and several moods. Perhaps the most evident change between albums is the return of vocals. We also experimented and expanded our sound with blast beats, slowcore, shoegaze and ballad influences. Of course the album has to also have one 12-minute heavy kraut rock track that repeats the same riff over and over again. This is also our first studio album with Aaro Tirronen, who joined the band as our new third guitarist in January 2021. His personality and playing style has brought a welcomed breath of fresh air to the ancient musk that is Ghosts on TV.”

Listen to Ghosts on TV

Ghosts on TV 2023 photo by Sonja Tolonen

Some advance word on Ghosts on TV’s new album and related singles

“The band may make some compromises when moving to a more traditionally understood album format, but normalcy and all kinds of boredom are as far away from this as possible. I haven’t found all the angles on each track, or part of them, yet, but all in all, Ghosts is the strongest ensemble of TV’s career so far.” Desibeli 4/5

“The band creates a massive and addictively bubbling wall of sound. The serene melancholy of the song “Sheets of Blue” approaches the magical atmosphere reminiscent of the later works of Talk Talk.” – Soundi

Interview via KiviRadio

“On the new album, you can hear influences from all over indie rock, from shoegaze to slowcore. The whole thing includes fast-paced guitar playing as well as slower, ballad-like moments.” Rumba

“They’ve constructed this beautiful lyrical video, featuring the lyrics placed over various scenes of nature; occasionally those shots are obscured, tying into the vibe of the melody in the song, hidden softly beneath a wall of feedback and noise” Austin Town Hall

“The band’s expression is characterised by ethereal drifting. The nearly 12-minute track “Muljutus” demonstrates how Ghosts on TV excels in hypnotic space-traveling kraut-painting.” Ilkka-Pohjalainen

“U2 to the power of 10. Or 1024 if you prefer; which could be the dB. The last time I heard anything like this, live, was when I went to see Swans a few years ago.” – Nordic Music Central

“Sunshine, a gentle song overall, demonstrates the band’s propensity for strong melodicism as well as their prospects.” Darkenin Heart

“The group dares to be its own kind of miracle in the field of cracked beauty”

“A comforting song about death” Soundi

“…I’m secretly looking forward to it, as some people will miss it and some will like it in the future.” Niche Music

“Sunshine, the album’s opening track, is a spatial, lovely, and noisy rock song that demonstrates how well Ghosts on TV utilise shoegaze sounds” Janglepophub

“Sunshine, is a fuzzy and dreamy song which finds the band creating something really dynamic out of the inherent mellowness of their songwriting.” destroy/exist

Record of the week Radio Helsinki

Interview with Ossi and Anttoni via Korkeajannite at Radio Helsinki

“Wistful and beautiful shoegaze” – Nikke Lempeä, Radio Helsinki

“A composition full of echo and guitar effects, a song inspired by the Midsommar movie.” – Soundi

“Ghosts on TV from Helsinki are slowly but surely playing their way into our little hearts with ‘Life In Plastic’. Their post-rock sounds nostalgic and modern at the same time.” We Love That Sound

“The new track adds another component to the band’s genre mix, their influence from black metal, even though the post rock and shoegaze influences are still noticeable. ” Darkenin Heart 

Rumba share Life In Plastic

“Drums are hit furiously, creating the blastbeat effect that makes you feel as if your speakers are torn. While I’ll admit it takes a moment for your ears to adjust, the song eventually opens into this beautiful stretch of shining pop.” Austin Town Hall

“It means that the band experimented and expanded their sound with blast beats, slowcore, shoegaze and ballad influences. Of course the album has to also have one 12-minute heavy krautrock track that repeats the same riff over and over again.” Music Finland

“A palette wash of sonic endeavour; a throw away memory caught in the wish of a recurring dream, Ghosts On TV supply us with a brief glimpse of daylight in these dark times with the appropriately titled “Sunshine”. A Flying Saucer Attack like pop covered chocolate delight of sadness and hope; a whispered sweet nothing sound-tracked by heavenly feedback, this is a lesson in how to write alternative pop.” Monolith Cocktail 

“I didn’t want this song to end, it’s like an orgasmic loop in my head. Nor have I bothered to identify the layers in this wall of sound.” The Sun Died Twice The Monday

Get it

1 The Rose Provides The Bees With Honey
2 Life In Plastic
3 Routines
4 Sheets Of Blue
5 Sunshine
6 A Generation Of Pain
7 Muljutus
8 In Flux

Produced by Ghosts on TV
Recorded by Alec Havinmaa at Artlab Studios
Mixed by Alec Havinmaa
Mastered by Philip Shaw Bova

*Cassette released by Need Money For Records

Ghosts on TV 2023 by Sonja Tolonen

Upcoming shows
SAT 22.4. Lappeenranta, Uus Hoi Sie
SAT 13.5. Poppari, Jyväskylä w/ Maa Ilmasta & Memore Profonde
FRI 26.5. Torvi, Lahti
SAT 27.5. Varjobaari, Tampere w/ Musta Huone & Thelma’s Dream
FRI 2.6. Helsinki, Album release show at Kuudes Linja w/ Ptrov

Small bio
Ghosts on TV are known for creating their own wall of sound combined with a minimalistic, melancholic atmosphere. Three guitars, wistful vocals, pianos, synths and a rhythm section forms the Helsinki based groups diverse sound, which has been described as post-rock, indie or art-rock.

Ghosts on TV 2023 photo by Sonja Tolonen