Premiere: Ghost Culture – Arms

17.07.14

Ghost Culture's first two singles – Mouth and Giudecca, both released on Phantasy Sound – were infectious pieces of circuit board-frazzled, club-informed pop music that won us over in a big way.

If new single Arms is anything to go by, Ghost Culture is building up a neat little catalogue of songs. It's essentially a song of two halves: the first is a neat, melodic pop song with almost-spoken vocals (and lyrics that nod to his duo of tracks, Half Closed/Half Open) that, in its second half, melts into a goo of acid basslines, Detroit-style pads, and rapidfire drum programming. We're happy to bring you the first listen.

Like his previous two singles, Arms features a dub version of the song and a more club-minded track (called Understand) as its b-sides.

Check out Ghost Culture's first major interview, conducted as part of our Next series on new and up-and-coming artists, and catch his debut live show at The Waiting Room in Stoke Newington, London in September.

Ghost Culture Arms tracklist:

01. Arms
02. Arms (Dub) 
03. Understand

Phantasy Sound release Arms on August 25th (pre-order vinyl) and September 1st 2014 (pre-order digital). Ghost Culture plays his debut live show at The Waiting Room in Stoke Newington, London on September 3rd 2014 (tickets).