Monday 28 January 2013

WORLD PREMIERE: Knocking Ghost - Distractions EP + Video

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You will have noticed that over the past few weeks we've been getting decidedly excited about London synth-pop duo (or quartet live) Knocking Ghost who bowled us over with first track 'Independent Girl' and did more than enough with the other pair of songs they'd uploaded to earn themselves a place on our 'Sound Of 2013' tips list. Well now we feel incredibly privileged to give you the world exclusive first airing of their debut video 'Distractions' which is taken from the EP of the same name, available for free download from today. If 'Independent Girl' isn't etched into your brain by now then you need to get that sorted right away, and the band have correctly decided that this masterpiece should also be included on the EP along with 'The Beginning' and 'Interlude For The Midweek'.

Those songs should be familiar to you already, but 'Distractions' comes to us boxfresh and smelling of awesomeness. Another irresistibly up-tempo electro-pop cracker along the lines of 'Independent Girl' and a chorus that the world's biggest popstars employ teams of professional writers to come up with. This is how the new Delphic album should have sounded. The wintry video takes you on a journey from the bleak and picturesque countryside to the city and its rightful place at a party. Then our protagonist mysteriously decides to dart back to that scenic area of leafless trees. Of all the new electro-pop groups emerging this year Knocking Ghost stand tallest, and this is thanks to holding on to their alternative edge while embracing pop wholeheartedly and possessing the ability to put the two together into songs of such a high calibre. This might be brand-spanking new but we're already hungry for more.

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