Ghost Wave

Day 29 of the 31 Days of May New Zealand Music Month via Bandcamp challenge comes from Auckland again and another Arch Hill Records band – Ghost Wave.

Ghost Wave have always turned the jangle up to 11 on their recordings and ‘Here She Comes’ is no exception. What is different from their previous releases is that this song is less frenetic buzz-saw jangle pop.

Instead, this one has a languid, slurred approach, part Bob Dylan, part David Kilgour, and wrapped up in a warm early Creation Records 1980s guitar-pop blanket. Which is all fine by me.

The video for ‘Here She Comes’ was made by Axemen drummer Stu Page, also known for his many fine videos for David Kilgour, Shaft etc. over the years