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Ghost Car Announce Remix EP Feat. Shamir, Dream Wife, Du Blonde, Qlowski and More out July 14th via One Little Independent Records & Share Qlowski Remix of “Terrible Feelings”

June 6, 2023

Ghost Car
 
Remix EP ‘Truly Trashed’ feat. Shamir, Dream Wife, Du Blonde and more out July 14th via One Little Independent Records
 
‘Terrible Feelings (Qlowski Remix)’ out now
 
All proceeds going to Mermaids

Following last year’s debut album ‘Truly Trash’, Ghost Car have recruited upcoming and established artists from around the world to take part in a remix series raising funds and awareness for Mermaids, a charity that supports the young trans community. 
 
The new single is a rework of ‘Terrible Feelings’ by London post-punk band Qlowski, who add a propulsive synth-driven rhythm and lopsided vocal effects to draw out it’s 80s offbeat elements. Frontman Mickey said that; “I remember Cece playing us the mixes from the Ghost Car album while we were driving through Philadelphia last year when on tour in America with Qlowski, and thinking what an amazing album opener this song would be. That drum beat and the big guitar chords coming in, and then those amazing, dreamy synths at the end making you go all emotional. It became my favourite GC song now, I think. So, when the Ghosties asked me if I wanted to do a remix for them, I had no doubt this was going to be the song.”
 
In response, Ghost Car said; “Terrible Feelings is the first song we wrote together post-lockdown with Cece. It’s about suffering from feelings of insecurity, which can manifest in jealousy and get overpowering. We love how Qlowski, in particular Mickey, captured that sentiment in this new interpretation of the song, giving it an even dreamer spin, which makes sense considering that Cece and Mickey grew up together and learned from a young age how to support each other overcoming the negative side of what life throws at you.”
 
They continued; “Mermaids is a charity we have been passionate about for years, considering ourselves trans allies and hoping to do as much as we can to advocate for this very special and important charity, that is so vital in the UK for young people right now more than ever”.
 
Mermaids supports transgender, non-binary and gender-diverse children and young people. It’s one of the UK’s leading LGBTQ+ charities, empowering thousands of people with its secure online communities, local community groups, helpline services, web resources, events, residential weekends and education.

The new remix which is streaming above, delivers this infectious commitment through and through. Every hypnotic swirling, looped beat, and mesmeric harmonies, all collide for the most immersive and psychedelic fuzz-fuelled ardent exploration.

The series, releasing over the course of the next few months, also includes the likes of Dream Wife, Shamir, Delilah Holliday, Qlowski and The Dead Zoo.
 
Released in 2022, ‘Truly Trash’ followed quickly after Ghost Car’s signing to One Little Independent Records. The riotous, quick-witted collection of 11 garage-rock bangers provided the band with a platform to rage against political injustices, as their unified harmonies attack patriarchal inequality, homophobia, racism and toxic relationships. ‘Truly Trash’ is a call to reclaim autonomy and to revolt against the powers that uphold an archaic nationalist system.
 
“This album is our way to express what bothers us, from personal interactions to international politics. We wanted to explore different themes in a simple way so that they could be accessible to everyone.”
 
Originally the album was due to be released by Burger Records, however as accounts of sexual assault and exploitation of women by associates of the label came to light the band pulled out of the planned release. As activists for feminism and members of the LGBTQ+ community, Ghost Car practice what they preach, and aim to spread their mantra of inclusivity and equal rights as loud as possible.
 
Ghost Car aim to utilize their diversity to explore different writing styles, while expressing themes of honesty and empowerment. They’ve been championed by the likes of Mickey Bradley (Undertones), Skin and Du Blonde, and are deeply inspired by the late Lyndell Mansfield. They’ve also grown as performers supporting the likes of Shonen Knife, Amyl and The Sniffers and Beth Ditto, while remaining a London headline mainstay. Press and radio support has come from the likes of 6Music, Radio X, DIY, Dork, Loud & Quiet, Vive Le Rock and more.


 
https://ghostcarband.bandcamp.com/

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