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Ghost Of Sunset: Don’t reach for helping hands, there ain’t no saints in the city…..

Ghost Of Sunset - No Saints In The City

Ghosts Of Sunset features rock veterans singer and songwriter John Merchant and singer-songwriter and multi-Todd Long who have made music for 30+ years for 615 Records Nashville, IDOL/RCA Records, and independently. Ghost Of Sunset released new single No Saints In The City June 12 out on Golden Robot Records.

After coming to our attention in 2020, Ghost Of Sunset have really been establishing themselves as a major player on the hard rock scene.

2020 was a fantastic year for the band with singles Miles In-Between, Never Goodbye and Another Rock N Roll Show clocking up several hundred thousand streams between them. 2021 saw the release of their debut EP Headed West to strong fan and critical acclaim. Recently the band’s new charity single All I Wanna Do Is Rock was released, with all proceeds going to Save Our Stages.

Their latest single No Saints In The City will drop on 8th June Via Golden Robot Records. It is another glorious slab of Sunset Strip styled glammy hair metal.

«The bright lights, buildings carving out a skyline, the streets a constant flow of movement. The lovers, the losers, the self-made, and the broken. The undeniable draw of the urban pace. These streets where dreams are made and hearts are broken. It’s almost like they were waiting on you, planning your arrival. Don’t reach for helping hands, there ain’t no saints in the city».  – Ghost Of Sunset

Ghost Of Sunset debut EP Headed West, released in February 2021,  features the work of both Merchant and Long (who have made music for 30+ years for 615 Records Nashville, IDOL/RCA records, and independently) as well as a cast of musicians with their roots in the 1980’s hard rock/hair metal scene. The duo brought in outside musicians with resumes that include L.A. Guns, RATT, Enuff Znuff, KIX, Lita Ford and more to complete the EP. Renowned producer Adam Hamilton  (Missing Persons, L.A. Guns, Vains of Jenna, William Shatner, David Hasselhoff) was brought in to mix and contribute keyboards.

 The concept takes a fictional mid-western band and traces their move to Los Angeles, their rise to national touring artist and their decline as tastes and the industry itself changes. The story, which has become common fodder for shows such as Behind the Music, spoke to both Merchant and Long who came of age during the golden era, now known as “hair metal”. A term speaks to what many saw as a focus on style over substance.

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (5562 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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