The:Hair - Ghosts
Reviewed by Dave on 8th February 2007
â€˜Ghostsâ€™, the debut single from The:Hair is something quite special; the A Side â€˜Ghostsâ€™ immediately puts me in mind of Bloc Party back in the days of Silent Alarm, the opening riff sounds a little like â€˜Helicopterâ€™ and whilst â€˜Ghostsâ€™ is not as quick paced it is still a foot tapping, heart pounding song.
â€˜Ghostsâ€™ hits all the boxes, the production is excellent, the vocals are strong and donâ€™t get lost in the music, the instruments are often played by people with real talent who have worked hard to develop their sound and gel as a band. Itâ€™s all good.
The B Side â€˜Left Foot Right Footâ€™ is an equally catchy number, with its snare drum and cow bell driven opening it bursts into another high-flying pop-rock song that is again reminiscent of Bloc Party.
Both songs have a stop-start rhythm that is infectious and will have you tapping your foot on the floor without you even knowing what you are doing.
They have featured on Steve Lamacqâ€™s â€˜Best of Unsignedâ€™ and have played alongside bands like Good Shoes, The Pigeon Detectives, Lilly Allen and the Super Furry Animals, clearly they are a talented bunch and destined to go far.