Name of band: Luciensghost
Mike – Vox/Keys
Olwen – Vox
Sean – Guitar
Woody – Bass
Gary – Drums
Location: Moniaive / Glasgow
We would describe our music as… Described as “overwrought chamber-pop types” and “chansons noir”, Luciensghost draw upon a diverse range of musical pointers inclusive of art-rock, post-punk, dark indie, electro and French song.
“Strange Places’ is the splendid debut EP from Glasgow art rockers Luciensghost. It gets off to a quite astounding start in the shape of ‘lucien’s moral compass’ which falls somewhere between Talking Heads and Sparks”. – routefortheunderdog
Background info: Luciensghost wrap a variety of musical styles around songs with dark stories that consider the human condition, often the supernatural, dystopian futures and those things that linger in the recesses of the mind.
The Strange Places EP – released 31 August 2015 on smartindie.co.uk – was recorded in Glasgow during 2014 and includes four songs that address a telephone haunting (Lucien’s Immoral Compass), an inappropriately selfish perception of the death of a friend (Newstyle), an obsession with a fading starlet (Split Personfantasy) and an unhealthy attraction to the undead (The Graveyard).
The EP was produced by Mick Caldwell of synthpop revivalists, Flash Talk, and mastered by John Disco of Bis.
Luciensghost is the brainchild of musician and writer Mike Staples. His dark song-writing is mirrored in his dark fiction. This is particularly apparent in Little Penny Dreadfuls, a collection of 99 twisted tales of 99 words, co-authored with Andrew Garvey and his contribution to collections by publisher, Red Rattle Books.
Luciensghost will launch the Strange Places EP with a show at the Coach-house, Craigdarroch Hotel, Moniaive on Friday 28th August 2015. Mike and Olwen are part of Moniaive’s successful Creative Places team so the band were keen to bring a high-profile release show to the village. They will be joined by Flash Talk and Fat Goth (ahead of their appearance at nearby Electric Fields Festival the following night).
For further information:
Website – http://www.smartindie.co.uk/luciensghost
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/luciensghost
Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/luciensghost
Bandcamp – http://luciensghost.bandcamp.com
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