Ghostly Man

Ghostly Man

Ghostly Man is both the creation and the anagram of ex-Alpinestars founder member Glyn Thomas. However, don’t be expecting electronica laced with eighties influences on a Ghostly Man record.

‘Capital’ is actually an up-tempo indie track with wonderful vinyl-fuzz guitars and trebly bass. Occasional synth violins and keyboard flourishes appear throughout the track, but that doesn’t stop this from being a guitar-founded Beatles meets Britrock number.

Slightly more sombre, a little more intriguing and with a wonderfully naked vocal, ‘Advice from Strangers’ mixes ‘Strawberry Fields’ organ sounds with delicate acoustic guitar, warm strings and a reedy bass guitar.

There’s only one thing better than releasing a really hooky single and that’s releasing a really catchy a-side with a substantial b-side to flesh up the record. This is exactly what Ghostly Man has done with this release.

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Steve Fenton writes in our music, words, and culture categories. He was Editor in Chief for The Mag and covered live music for DV8 Magazine and Spill Magazine. He was often found in venues throughout the UK alongside ace-photographer, Mark Holloway. Steve is also a technical writer and programmer and writes gothic fiction. Steve studied Psychology at OSC, and Anarchy in the UK: A History of Punk from 1976-1978 at the University of Reading.

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