London-based band The Mouth of Ghosts create a fusion of alternative rock and trip-hop, with plenty of atmosphere and tension in their work. The five band members come together to create a decidedly passionate, textured sound, fueled by ragged guitars and distant electronics. The Mouth of Ghosts, named after a song by Dilinger Escape Plan, are made up of Alla Seydalieva on vocals, Simon Langford on guitar, Marco Italia on bass, Phil Page on drums, and Valerie Deniz on vocals and synth.
The Mouth of Ghosts got its start in early 2011 when Simon and Marco met. Soon after meeting Alla, both instantly knew her stunning voice – which would be cast upon a backdrop of haunting guitar melodies and moody bass – was the voice they needed. As time progressed and their sound became more developed and layered, so too did The Mouth of Ghosts. In late 2011 Phil joined the band as drummer and as recently as March 2012, Valerie became the newest band member.
Since their most recent addition the band has found a unique sound that defines who they are. Their sound, described as a alt-rock-trip-hop fusion, is particularly juxtaposed: the soft parts are sweet and pure and the louder parts are intense and full. The Mouth of Ghosts owes this sultry but angered sound to bands like Portishead, Deftones and The Cure, all of whom have influenced the band. With these influences and their raw talent, The Mouth of Ghosts make dreamy, atmospheric music, which results in a rueful sound that is balanced and mellow, synth-laden yet organic, with an undertone of jangly guitars that complement rather than drown out the other instruments.
The group recently released their debut 5-track EP 'When The Sun Sets.' as a 'fans-only' release via their website. The title track is a shoegaze tinged single with an infectious chorus and searing vocals and is backed up by a video made entirely by the band themselves. The other tracks deliver sweet and atmospheric verses followed by huge, catchy choruses.
In August 2012, The Mouth of Ghosts signed to Red Dragon Records, based in Bournemouth. The single 'When The Sun Sets' will be released on 1 October 2012 (with 'Close' as a B-side), and has already received support from BBC Radio 6 and numerous regional radio stations.
The band plans to follow up ‘When The Sun Sets’ with another EP or single before the end of the year. When they’re not practicing or in the studio recording, The Mouth of Ghosts are happy to play gigs in the UK, Europe, North America, or just about anywhere in the world.
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