Premiere: Ghost Care gear up for tour with new single, IDKY
The Perth favourites are touring regional Western Australia with Spacey Jane this month, alongside more dates to come.
Despite all the turbulence and chaos in the world, Perth-based trio Ghost Care have kept their eyes firmly on the prize. Throughout the last eight months, the group have consistently looked ahead and continued to strive despite everything being thrown at them, starting the year by releasing their debut EP in Outdoor Recreation Centre alongside some launch shows together, showcase how the group thrive both in recording and on the live stage (the latter being something you're probably well aware of, if you're familiar with Perth's live music scene).
Shortly after the release of Ghost Care's debut EP is where the world turned into whatever hellscape it is now, and yet, the group continued. Shortly after the release of their debut EP, they doubled down on it and further deepened their sound with a catchy returning single in Midnight, and then back at the start of May, they followed it up again with Oxygen, a track that proved how Ghost Care have evolved and grown in such a small space of time, let alone one marked with global pandemics and whatever else.
Now, with all sights in the Perth music community on making the most out of the remainder of the year while we can, Ghost Care are back at it again, today premiering a new single titled IDKY amongst touring news that'll keep the group busy for at least the next few months. In terms of sound, IDKY fits perfectly within the Ghost Care sound, with slow-stirring melodies and a gentle pace coming together to form this almost-psychedelic-like woozy sound, rich with this wind-swept, sun-soaked relaxation that moves through the single's gentle guitar melodies.
Dive a bit deeper, however, and you'll find that IDKY is a somewhat therapeutic moment for the group's lead vocalist Beau Torrance, who used the song's creation as a chance to process his past experiences and learn from them. "IDKY started when I was imagining seeing a friend that I used to be really close with but haven’t seen in a long time," he says on the track. "I’m sure we all have moments like this. Hindsight is a funny thing, and now looking back I can see that some relationships were never really healthy. This song was my process of admitting that and dealing with it."
As mentioned, the new single arrives with plenty on the horizon for Ghost Care. First of all, it's the second taste of a forthcoming second EP titled I’m So Sick of Being So Happy, scheduled for release in early 2021. Then, there's the fact that the single comes just days ahead of their regional tour of Western Australia supporting Spacey Jane, with a launch show for this single at The Bird planned for this October, and further dates including Wave Rock Weekender also on the way.
There's plenty to be excited about in the Ghost Care camp, but in the meantime, take a dive into IDKY below, and find all their forthcoming tour dates underneath that.
Ghost Care Tour Dates:
With Spacey Jane -
August 19 - Kalgoorlie, Boulder Racing Club
August 20 - Esperance, Esperance Civic Centre
August 21 - Albany, Studio 146
August 22 - Bunbury, Prince Of Wales
August 23 - Dunsborough, Dunsborough Tavern
August 26 - Geraldton, Wintersun
August 27 - Exmouth, Whalebone Brewery
August 28 - Dampier, Mermaid
August 29 - Port Hedland, Pier
August 30 - Broome, Roebuck Bay Hotel
September 4 / 5 – Badlands, Perth
Other Shows -
September 25th - 28th - Wave Rock Weekender, Hyden
October 9 - The Bird, Perth
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