My prediction for this band is that their youth, energy and talent will propel them to high places on the charts and loads of radio play. I encourage you all to add them to your playlist. Music Injection Australia.
Inspired by the 90’s grunge subculture, Los Angeles based Love Ghost successfully pays tribute to the most influential genre of alternative rock, while creating a unique and modern sound. Having grown up together, the five-piece are able to poignantly express both the hardships and joys of suburban teenage culture within their music. The band was formed by 15-year-old frontman Finn Bell who demonstrates a maturity beyond his years with his soulful lyrics and arrangements. Despite the band all being teenagers, their raw musical skill creates a nostalgic triumph of distorted guitar melodies, heavy drums and emotionally stimulated lyrics. Love Ghost’s musical composition is inspired by a mix of old universal horror films meshed with iconic grunge artists such as Nirvana and Alice in Chains.
Smashing Pumpkins inspired ‘Friday Afternoon’ aims to reflect the importance of standing up for oneself especially during a time of hardship in teenage years. Written in the Spring of 2015, Bell reflects upon his own experiences through creation, and actively urges his audience to do the same.
Love Ghost’s lead vocalist and lyricist, describes his process as a continuous stream of consciousness, drawn from his emotional response. Bell expresses ‘It’s a shame that people tend to shy away from anything that feels too personal, because those types of things let you know who you really are.’ Despite only being together for a little over a year, the band has seen tremendous success, opening for such artists as The Tubes, Berlin, Ozomatli and Buckcherry. Love Ghost has also played several high profile festivals including Make Music Pasadena and Echo Park Rising.
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You guys have grown up together, is it difficult to work with people you know so well or easy? You would know how to push each other’s buttons!
It’s easy, because you’re all so connected but you can regularly get at each other’s throats. Being in a band is like a marriage, and you have to respect everyone’s boundaries and realize that maybe someone had a bad day or just give someone space when they need it.
Finn, Your voice does not seem to fit your age. Actually the whole sound of your music is more of an older type of band sound, do you have thoughts on why that is?
Maybe, I’m an old soul trapped in a teen’s body. But, all four of us are pretty serious, I think that’s why our music fits an older scene.
Do you all come from musically families so music is in your blood?
No, we don’t. Neither of my parents were musicians, it was something that I slowly found on my own. The only one with musical blood is Ale Sierra. His father is Asdru Sierra, from Ozomatli. Ryan and Mya don’t come from musical families either.
Finn, Can you please expand on your thoughts you reflecting on your creation and that you are asking your audience to do the same?
These are blood thirsty times, I can feel that there’s going to be a lot of negativity in the future due to the direction of this country. There will be outrage on both sides, left and right. I believe expressing yourself through creation and reflection will be much more beneficial then people expressing themselves through chaos and destruction. Not, that I don’t mind some good chaos and destruction, once in a while.
What are you plans for 2017? Your hopes and dreams? Like what is next?
I really hope to make some new music videos, write some new songs and continue to grow our sound, challenge ourselves, and be the best band we can be.
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