Gallows Ghost are a female-fronted 6 piece band whose sound is described as electronic rock and roll, with some added folk, in the form of cello and violin. Kate Young, daughter of Hammer Horror diretor Robert Young, has the voice of an angel – full tones and pitch perfect. They cite their influences as being Alice in Chains, Primal Scream, Maya Jane Coles, Massive Attack, Chemical Brothers, Hammer Horror, H.P. Lovecraft, Jonathan Glazer, Iris Van Herpen – vocally however Kate reminds us of Annie Lennox or Florence Welch.
Apart from singer Kate, Gallows Ghost is made up of Lewis Young (bass and keys), Mako (guitar), Hannah Lloyd (Cello), Rachel Swift, (Violin) and Jack Darvill (Drums). They’ve only been together as a band for 18 months, but their sound is slick and polished, and, with the help of Bristol producer Chris Gouldstone, have come together to make their new EP, “Arrows”, a thing of beauty.
They’ve certainly not been sitting around in that time. Gallow’s Ghost has played various venues and festivals including headlining the Bestival Bandstand, Bush Hall, Oxjam, Wilderness, Secret Garden Party and Metropolis Studio Sessions and other places around the UK, where they are gaining a steadily-increasing fanbase.
“Arrows”, title track from the EP, is due for release on 26 January. It’s a haunting melody with soaring strings and pulsing drumbeat. Gallows Ghost will be performing an acoustic set at The Camden Lock Tavern on February 5th and will have a full live gig for their EP launch at Hoxton Bar & Grill on February 25th. The EP will be released on 23 February.
Watch out for our interview with Gallows Ghost in a few weeks.