Holy Ghost!: catholic tastes

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It was the Hold On sin­gle for DFA which alerted tal­ent-spot­ters that there was a new duo to check out. A slip­pery blast of rare groove disco and in­die suss, Holy Ghost’s Hold On was made with se­ri­ous shape-throw­ing in mind.

The duo be­hind Holy Ghost!, Ni­cholas Mill­hiser and Alex Frankel, have form.

A cou­ple of years ago, the New York duo were Au­tomato, an out­fit that built up a fine head of steam with their de­but al­bum, which was pro­duced by DFA duo Tim Goldswor­thy and James Mur­phy.

Be­fore Au­tomato, they shared a square of car­pet in the West Side Boyz break­dance crew, but we’ll draw a veil over that one.

Post-Au­tomato, Mill­hiser and Frankel worked with DFA acts The Juan Maclean and Her­cules and Love Af­fair. When the time came to find a la­bel, they didn’t have far to look.

Since Hold On!, there’s been an abun­dance of remixes (they’ve done fine jobs for Phoenix, MGMT, Cut Copy, Moby and Jaz­zanova) and now, a brand new sin­gle, I Will Come Back. Let’s hope we’ll see an al­bum sooner rather than later. Scot­tish four-piece with a Jet­sons com­plex and a fine, fiercely com­bat­ive de­but al­bum out now on Fat Cat. Awe­some band formed around Montreal mu­si­cian Gra­ham Van Pelt and his be­guil­ing space-rock. The fan­club con­tin­ues to grow. They are play­ing the Ox­e­gen, Indiepen­dence, CorkXSW and Elec­tric Pic­nic fests in the com­ing weeks.

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