Sydney based art rock band, Ghoul, craft topsy turvy pop songs that have a very unique allure, thanks to their dubstep production and the strange incantations of vocalist Ivan Vizintin. Sometimes whispering, sometimes hollering, always just airily out of reach, his vocal theatrics conjure the Dirty Projectors’ Dave Longstreth, with a spectral bit of Morrissey.
This video for the song “The Slip” is off their new EP, “Dunks.” It follows a young guy’s badly blown out, glass pipe-fueled night, in reverse. “We were listening to a lot of dubstep tunes and fiddling around in Ableton, trying to emulate drum patterns that we had been hearing,” frontman, Ivan Vizintin said of the track. “The song took a huge left turn when we introduced the synth; everything just fell into place after that.”
Ghoul released “Dunks” on Sydney label, Speak N Spell, in January in preparation for a full-length release sometime in the 2nd quarter of 2011.