Finnish post-rock band Ghosts on TV announce their upcoming, self-titled sophomore album; Ghosts on TV arrives on the 14th April 2023 via Soliti Recordings
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.
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 in Finnish music medias such as Radio Helsinki, Soundi, Rumba, Inferno and YleX.
“There’s definitely not too much of this kind of melancholic post-rock in Finland. It’s a welcome change and it even reminds me of legendary bands such as Mogwai or Mineral.” – Miikka Koivisto, New Music Alternative @ YleX
“Atmospheric music at the international level from a young band that will grow into a significant factor within the framework of its own genre. Actually the band is that already.” – Teppo Vapaus, New Music Rock Show @ YleX
“The interplay between the 6 piece band creates ever changing rhythms and should enable you to get totally lost in the meandering sounds.” – Nordic Music Review
“Why should you follow traditional formulas if things can be done differently? Ghosts on TV seem to have thought about this while making their debut album.” – Soundi
“Original and refreshing dark indie.” – Rumba
“With their just released debut album I Am Not Dead, I Am 55 Today it feels like Ghosts on TV have fully arrived. A three track, two song album showcasing their own brand of post-rock, Ghosts on TV are a great example of a band forging their own path, their own way – refreshingly compromise free.” – One Quart Magazine
“Whether this is post-rock or art-rock where elements of Radiohead have been modified to the northern atmosphere, the formula works and you enjoy spending time with Ghosts on TV.” – Desibeli.net
“Ghosts on TV is perfect music for the melancholy vibes of autumn.” – YleX
“These guys are young but they have a sense of melody and know how to write a song. You might want to follow Ghosts on TV.” – Radio Helsinki
Debut album I Am Not Dead, I Am 55 Today