Since the 1970’s the United Kingdom have produced some of the finest punk rock bands the world has seen, and in recent years the UK is still creating quality bands of the punk rock persuasion like London alt gypsy punk sextet Ghouls.
Ghouls latest effort “No Such Thing as Luck” contains five tracks all of them a stand out in their own right. Their sound is akin to The Clash, The Specials but with a contemporary twist which makes it sound fresh and somewhat unique.
The Ep starts with the title track “No Such Thing as Luck”. Starting off with a haunting build up and sombre vocal, it soon kicks in to a structured, upbeat mesh of jangly guitars, brass, angular rhythms and distinctly British melodies which is similar to other great British acts Apologies I have None, Pure Love, and The Skints.
The remaining four tracks continue in the same mould, which could be seen as repetitive and bland. However with this EP this is certainly not the case. Every song has a certain passion and charm, which has got this reviewer to open his ears and give the tracks the full attention it deserves.
In conclusion these tracks are worth paying for, but the band has generously released it for free via their Soundcloud account, so there’s no reason not to check it out.