Cave Ghosts - All My Life
Info: Dublin five-piece alternative pop troupe Cave Ghosts officially release their latest double A-side, 'All My Life' / 'Mariposa' this coming Wednesday, 25th of November, followed by their single launch at The Mezz in Dublin on Friday, 27th. Cave Ghosts are five star-gazers playing shimmering nostalgic pop. Their story began when two smalltown dreamers living in a big city, Jen Connell (vocals) and Aoife O'Carra (vocals/guitar) circled each other's 'Musicians Wanted' ads. Bonding over a shared obsession with David Lynch, Wim Wenders and the bittersweet melancholy of The Beach Boys, The Shangri-Las and The Jesus and Mary Chain, their own stories of love and loss blossomed into their first songs. Their broken hearts club soon grew to include like-minded romantics Sundara O'Higgins (guitar), Jonny Fun (bass) and Maggie Fagan (drums).
There's a lot to like and enjoy on both singles from Cave Ghosts, modern pop sensibilities also see each track harping back to two very different eras in many ways. 'All My Life' is laced with 80's sugar pop vibes, a mix of Tiffany and The Bangles vocally and Blondie musically, it's a musical taste explosion with multi-toned harmonies surrounding you dizzyingly, in all the right ways. I was hella impressed with 'Mariposa', I can definitely get the previous comparisons with Best Coast but Cave Ghosts have mostly injected the song with psychedelic 60's Woodstock and garage sounds courtesy of the fuzz of the guitar and drumming style. The band have struck the perfect balance between unadulterated indie pop and coolness here, there's just nothing you wouldn't enjoy across both tracks with both being sufficiently different to make you feel like you've got a proper two for one, and how about that cover art.
Cave Ghosts - Mariposa
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