Track Of The Day: Sister Ghost – ‘Season Of The Witch’

Previous winners of ‘Best Live Act’ at Northern Ireland’s Music Prize, and having previously wowed us with their contribution to The Fight Is Not Over – a live EP capturing the protest nature of many of Belfast’s bands, and addressing the need to continue pushing for more inclusive spaces – Sister Ghost last week shared a special Halloween Compilation EP, The Samhain Mixtape. Featuring covers from Shannon and Maeve, as well as special spooky tunes from a number of their favourite bands (including Party Fears, Alumna, Mom Fiend), it’s a perfect selection of seaonal treats!

Taken from the EP, Sister Ghost’s rendition of Donovan’s ‘Season Of the Witch’ provides the perfect Autumn soundtrack. As dark throbbing bass lines and jangling hooks create a playful sense of doom, it’s propelled by impassioned vocals and a seething energy, adding an underlying gritty power to the catchy spirit of the original.  

 

You can buy the The Samhain Mixtape for the suggested donation of £6.66 or Pay What You Can over on Sister Ghost’s Bandcamp. All proceeds will be going to Girls Rock School NI, the local Girls Rock chapter founded by Shannon from Sister Ghost. The organisation have been working online with young women and non-binary young people during lockdown to reduce isolation, create community and make music together.

 

Mari Lane
@marimindles

Get In Her Ears w/ Penelope Trappes 29.10.20

Kate was back in the Hoxton Radio studio this week playing loads of new music from women & non-binary artists, with a few Halloween themed tracks sprinkled throughout the playlist. She also caught up with electronic artist Penelope Trappes to talk about her latest EP Eel Drip, how she’s been staying creative during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic & her love for Patti Smith.

Listen back:

Tracklist
X-Ray Spex – Warrior In Woolworths
Nina Simone – I Put A Spell On You
Two Tribes – Cruel Sensuality
Calva Louise – Trial
coral – i just want you cos you’re gone
Shoulder Season – This Town
Serena Isioma – King
Baby Rose – Show You
Deb Never & Kenny Beats – Stone Cold
Tired Lion – ~Cya Later~
Arlo Parks – Green Eyes
Daze – Fool For U
Lucie Guillaume – Still Around
Rihanna – Disturbia
Bitch Falcon – Martyr
Penelope Trappes – Eel Drip
**Penelope Trappes Interview**
Lesley Gore – You Don’t Own Me
Raelle – Sundown
Eckoes – The Light
Divide & Dissolve – We Are Really Worried About You
Kat Duma – System
Landshapes – Drama
Scarlet – Bring Me Down
Tokky Horror – Sleeper
Nova Twins – Lose Your Head
Zilched – Sixteen
Lady Gaga – Monster