GHOSTS OF SUNSET
RELEASE NEW SINGLE
'NO SAINTS IN THE CITY'
After coming to our attention in 2020, GHOSTS OF SUNSET have really been establishing themselves as a major player on the hard rock scene.
2020 was a fantastic year for the band with singles 'Miles In-Between', 'Never Goodbye' and 'Another Rock N Roll Show' clocking up several hundred thousand streams between them. 2021 saw the release of their debut EP Headed West to strong fan and critical acclaim. Recently the band's new charity single 'All I Wanna Do Is Rock' was released, with all proceeds going to Save Our Stages.
Their latest single ‘No Saints In The City’ is out NOW via Golden Robot Records. It is another glorious slab of Sunset Strip styled Glammy Hair Metal reminiscent of all the big names like Poison, Warrant, Motley Crue and co. One listen and the memories come flooding back!
Listen to 'No Saints in the City' HERE
“The bright lights, buildings carving out a skyline, the streets a constant flow of movement. The lovers, the losers, the self-made, and the broken. The undeniable draw of the urban pace. These streets where dreams are made and hearts are broken. It's almost like they were waiting on you, planning your arrival. Don't reach for helping hands, there ain't no saints in the city." - GHOSTS OF SUNSET
Listen/Buy 'No Saints in the City' HERE
ABOUT GHOSTS OF SUNSET
Ghosts of Sunset is the project of singer-songwriter John Merchant from Western Michigan and singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Todd Long.
Their debut EP Headed West, released in February 2021, features the work of both Merchant and Long (who have made music for 30+ years for 615 Records Nashville, IDOL/RCA records, and independently) as well as a cast of musicians with their roots in the 1980’s hard rock/hair metal scene. The duo brought in outside musicians with resumes that include L.A. Guns, RATT, Enuff Znuff, KIX, Lita Ford and more to complete the EP. Renowned producer Adam Hamilton (Missing Persons, L.A. Guns, Vains of Jenna, William Shatner, David Hasselhoff) was brought in to mix and contribute keyboards.
The concept takes a fictional mid-western band and traces their move to Los Angeles, their rise to national touring artist and their decline as tastes and the industry itself changes. The story, which has become common fodder for shows such as Behind the Music, spoke to both Merchant and Long who came of age during the golden era, now known as “hair metal”. A term speaks to what many saw as a focus on style over substance.
The EP, released globally by Golden Robot Records, presents the songs in chronological order, with the listener not only takes the journey via the lyrics, but also in the production style and writing maturation process. As the six song EP moves along, the tone darkens, the themes reflect the bands disillusionment before ultimately circling back to making music for the “love of the game”.