Cape Town, South Africa: delivery of the much anticipated full length debut album from Ohgod is drawing close! Today, the band released its first single from the upcoming work, titled The Great Silence. The song ‘Hungry Ghosts’ is available now as prelude to The Great Silence. We asked a band member about this song being chosen to represent the coming album:
“It’s no more important than the rest of the songs; it just has a very particular energy and excitement about it that we felt perfectly conveys the vibe of the album. It’s also a nice accessible length as opposed to some of our other tracks which are much longer and perhaps require more attention”. ~ David Houston (guitar, Ohgod)
David goes on to describe the full work of The Great Silence as containing a fair amount of material which fans of the live band will already be familiar with; as well as one song, ‘Axiom Falls’, making a reappearance since Ohgod‘s initial Forest Feuds EP. However, there is a lot of new material for fans to look forward to; some of which is also being introduced into the live set.
Live dynamism and natural energy captured in ‘Hungry Ghosts’?
Anybody who has seen Ohgod live on stage before will realize that the aural-emotive experience would likely be hard to capture mechanically in recording. Today, the moment of truth reveals itself with the first tangible piece of the album arriving in the form of ‘Hungry Ghosts’. David explains how the band set out to achieve this:
“I wanted the recording to reflect that as much as possible… and that means deep ambience, huge reverbs and spaces in the quieter sections; and then huge, wide multi-tracked guitars, with aggressive and punchy drums and bass in the overdriven choruses”. ~ David Houston
‘Hungry Ghosts’ merchandise at shows
With the album launch date soon to be announced, Ohgod is capitalizing on a series of show dates to promote it. Starting tonight at the BADLANDS show in Stellenbosch, the band will perform new material to support the new merchandise going on sale. The stunning artwork for the ‘Hungry Ghosts’ single was created by Christi du Toit and is now rendered out as a T-shirt design; male and female available.
Further show dates also prior to the official launch include:
‘Hungry Ghosts’ Single Release Party @ Pool City, Port Elisabeth, Friday 13 October
‘Hungry Ghosts’ Single Release Party @ Mercury Live, Cape Town, Saturday 21 October
Support at Alinea Album Launch Show @ ROAR Live, Observatory (Cape Town), Saturday 18 November