GHOUL TALK – MAGICIAN EP is at Top 200 Radio Now!!!

Please join me in adoring the pleasantly spooky Ghoul Talk!! This is is a Seattle-based lady-fronted project that ranges from gothy dark rock to synth pop. Check it out ASAP!! KEXP has added it already, what are you waiting for?! I was lucky enough to have a pretty huge number of hard copies to send out (with some fun bonus stickers also!), so unless I know your station to be off the air for the summer or that you specifically prefer downloads, it’s almost definitely there waiting for you!



Death Certificate Records

Grungy and gritty, melodic and lush – Ghoul Talk’s Magician is a noble self-released debut and marriage of opposite worlds. Part indie noise rock, part synth pop, Magician is a séance of moody vocal harmonies, shimmering synths and chaotic fuzz. Though Magician’s arrangements swell and burst, there’s a structure to it – and where you start is not where you end. 
At first entrance, Magician is a dark room with the shades drawn. As “Migraine/Headache” – a sludgy tribute to ’90s rock, chronic pain and dangerous doses of acetaminophen – culminates to a thick, gluey guitar solo embellished with French horns and glockenspiel, any expectation of full-on grunge gives way to an ecstatic burst of synthesizers with the opening of synth-rock banger “Materialize.”
One roaring guitar solo and surprising string quartet later, Magician finds its soft, sweet ending with the aptly-named “Sleeper”, a shoegaze pop ballad steeped in a haze of lead guitar harmonies and reverberating drums. Sleeper’s unexpected dreaminess highlights Magician’s greatest trick: Ghoul Talk’s dynamic songwriting and ability to set expectations, only to reveal there’s more behind the curtain.  
Born in 1993, singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist R.K. King is on the 27th year of her goth phase. Drawing inspiration from horror film scores, Riot Grrrls and noise rock, Ghoul Talk first materialized in Seattle, WA in 2018. Ghoul Talk’s music is self-released via Death Certificate Records.

RIYL: Warpaint, Weyes Blood, Wolf Alice, Veruca Salt, Hole, L7, Garbage, PJ Harvey

Start With: 1, 2 (release is only 3 tracks long)


Contact me for a download link if you’re a radio rep!

Photo credit: Rachel Bennett

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