|Ghost Writers - 'Self Titled' EP (Self Released)|
|Written by Craggy|
|Sunday, 22 May 2011 05:00|
Surrey-based Ghost Writers come to us with a love and appreciation for classic rock 'n' roll, with this, their second release. The self-titled four-track EP kicks off with a traditional country sound albeit with the freshness of more modern country artists such as Kathleen Edwards. 'Indian Eyes' is a clean rolling country/blues record that shows off well crafted song-writing ability and musicianship. Although physically somewhat displaced from the deep-south there is something very American in the sound of Ghost Writers, swapping the North Downs for the Interior Lowlands of the U.S.
It comes as no surprise then that they can turn the tempo down with ease, and the following track 'Nine Degrees' takes a softer, folk approach, the sharp production making sure of a delicate sound. For the Writers though, this delicacy is not enough and 'The River' dredges up a more 70s hard rock sound, attempting to take the EP in a harder direction with classic, stomping riffs. The river turns out to be more of a stream though as the harder edge never really develops and the softness remains without the EP getting too dirty.
'Mystery Or Devotion' is a mellow closer that rounds off this largely acoustic-driven EP nicely. Ghost Writers have been receiving positive reviews and have been performing packed-out shows on the London circuit, so if you have classic-shaped whole in your life, you could do worse than getting these boys to fill it.