“We were listening to a lot of dubstep tunes and fiddling around in Ableton, trying to emulate drum patterns that we had been hearing,” explains vocalist & frontman, Ivan Vizintin. “The song took a huge left turn when we introduced the synth; everything just fell into place after that.”
Making waves in 2009, Ghoul made an immediate impact with their mini-album, A Mouthful Of Gold, which they distributed free at their shows & on bandcamp.
Soon enough the band were sharing stages with the crème of Australia’s experimental underground, including PVT, Seekae & Pikelet. PVT’s own Laurence Pike openly professes to being one of the band’s biggest fans: “Built upon the precocious talents and distinctive voice of singer/engineer/producer, Ivan Vizintin, their music can be abstract, atmospheric, intensely rhythmic and at times defies conventional structures, yet it’s fiercely melodic, inventive and accessible, maintaining a focus worthy of repeated listening.”
The release of Dunks EP on Sydney imprint, Speak N Spell, will act as a precursor to the band’s debut full-length – due later this year. “We are working very hard in the studio, developing as many demos as we can,” says Ivan, “then picking and choosing what we will flesh out further.”
I believe the EP drops next month but you can enjoy 2 tracks off of it below + click here to watch the video for “Dreambeat”.
“Dreambeat” | download
“3 Mark” | download