INTERVIEW / THE GALLERY: The Hungry Ghosts

The Hungry Ghosts - supporting Alabama 3 @ The Oobleck 04.12.15 / By Rob Hadley (Indie Images)

Pics from Rob Hadley (Indie Images) & Harry Mills / Video by Ed Taylor (Digital Flow)

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**The Hungry Ghosts play at The Sunflower Lounge on Wednesday 23rd December – with Amber Riot, Lizards + Cinema. Doors open at 7:30pm with tickets at £3 (advance), for direct gig info click here**

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Alabama 3 (Larry Love) @ The Oobleck 04.12.15 / By Rob Hadley (Indie Images)“They’re a Rock band, a real f*cking Rock band,” – Larry Love (Alabama 3)

The Hungry Ghosts have been on the Birmingham Review Radar (notebook with lists in it) since we caught them supporting Follakzoid at The Sunflower Lounge back in June. Raw, energetic and like being severed by polished steel; after a few short, sharp songs, we were in. And in the months that followed…

The Hungry Ghosts look like a Rock band, act like a Rock band, and sound like the bastard child of Swervedriver and a White/Morrison/Reed/Cohen hybrid mutant baby. When you watch The Hungry Ghosts (Joe Joseph) - supporting Alabama 3 @ The Oobleck 04.12.15 / By Harry Millsthem live you feel like smashing things with a smile on your face; Birmingham’s musical ovaries should be proud, and perhaps a little louder about this band.

And having only formed in the salad days of 2013, The Hungry Ghosts been dutifully grafting away on the (very respectable) support circuit for a while now – picking up praises such as these and a more few feet in the room at every appearance.

But now is time to record and release. With their debut single, ‘Love Songs’, already out in the world, The Hungry Ghosts are busily working on their fledgling EP – the appropriately titled, Blood Red Songs. This should be squeezed out early in the New Year, with a UK tour to promote it.

Birmingham Review caught up with Joe Joseph, Billy Ollis and Jodie Lawrence from The Hungry Ghosts – grabbing them for a quick interview just before their recent support slot with Alabama 3 at The Oobleck.

(N.B. the quote above comes from A3’s frontman/founder, Larry Love, who kept screaming it off stage throughout their set)

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The Hungry Ghosts talk to Birmingham Review @ The Oobleck

(Recorded & produced by Ed Taylor – Digital Flow)

And if A Talkie isn’t enough for you, Rob Hadley and Harry Mills covered The Hungry Ghosts gig for THE GALLERY – check out the links below to see each snapper at work:

THE GALLERY: The Hungry Ghosts – supporting Alabama 3 @ The Oobleck 04.12.15

The Hungry Ghosts - supporting Alabama 3 @ The Oobleck 04.12.15 / By Rob Hadley (Indie Images)

Rob Hadley (Indie Images) has been covering The Hungry Ghosts for a while, with a close connection to the band and stalwart declarations of support. Indeed, Team Hadley are the reason we know about them at Birmingham Review in the first place. And come rain, shine, sporadic venues across the midlands or a day’s squelch round a field, Rob Hadley will be wedged against a speaker stack taking pics of the four piece.

Check out Rob Hadley’s shots from their Alabama 3 support gig – click here or on the image to your left

 

The Hungry Ghosts - supporting Alabama 3 @ The Oobleck 04.12.15 / By Harry MillsTearing down the M6 at speeds usually reserved for a guilty Hamilton (…give it a while) Harry Mills popped his Birmingham Review cherry shooting The Hungry Ghosts for us – grabbing some extra gig shots from this big day out at The Oobleck. A Sunday baptism of blood red fire. But we’re probably stapling Harry to one of The Hungry Ghosts across 2016, so there should be less last minute travelling when we cover them in the New Year. We’re all heart and service station coffee.

In the meantime, have a look at Harry operating under his own free will – click here or on the image to your left

**The Hungry Ghosts play at The Sunflower Lounge on Wednesday 23rd December – with Amber Riot, Lizards + Cinema. Doors open at 7:30pm with tickets at £3 (advance), for direct gig info visit http://thesunflowerlounge.com/event/cinema-the-hungry-ghosts-lizards-amber-riot/**

For more from The Hungry Ghosts, visit http://thehungryghosts.co.uk/

For more for The Sunflower Lounge, visit http://thesunflowerlounge.com/

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