Newcastle based quartet GHOST//SIGNALS release their new single ‘A Bag for Death’ today, 29th March, across all good digital outlets and here on God Is In The TV Zine we have the video premiere.
Described by the band as “essentially about low self worth, especially when reflecting on society’s expectations of young men – how it’s suffocating, how it ruins relationships, and how liberating it is (as a now older man!) to suss all that happened on a sub-conscious level, driven the notion of needing to be some kind of ‘bloke’. Which is bollocks really.”
With a nod to White Lies and Slow Readers Club, this noir pop track is a heavy effort, thunderous guitars and anguished vocals. The video treatment has the band in front of constant images of streets and landscapes in a white room whilst they symbolically pull black bags over their heads. The metaphoric bag for death suffocating them like the expectations and pressure upon them to be societies idea of a “man”, taking a leaf lyrically and thematically from Idles‘ ‘Samaritan’.
They have a handful of gigs coming up in Newcastle and Nottingham in May and June.