RIP Sydney’s Ghoul: 2008-2012
News posted Thursday, January 12 2012 at 03:00 PM.
After three years, Sydney experimental pop act Ghoul have unexpectedly called it a day.
The band were supposed to be releasing their debut LP this year, but announced their split via Twitter and Facebook today (January 12): “Thanks for coming to shows, buying CDs and letting us post R&B videos,” the four-piece wrote.
The band – Andrew Hannaford, Ivan and Pavle Vizintin and Anthony Warwick – first came to our attention in 2008 with debut EP A Mouthful of Gold. It was described by M+N contributor Adam D Mills (an early champion of the band) as “oddly enchanting (and enchantingly odd), notable for their brevity (none breach the three-minute mark) and diversity.”
A Mouthful of Gold was followed by last year’s mini-album Dunks. Dunks was supposed to act as a teaser for a full-length release this year, but that was put on a hold, with the band choosing to release a single, ‘Lodum Rising’, instead.
Ghoul have toured with the likes of PVT, Collarbones, Pikelet, Yeasayer and DJ Shadow over the years.