Tropical Fuck Storm reveal new single, ‘Legal Ghost’

Tropical Fuck Storm reveal new single, ‘Legal Ghost’

Photo by Jamie Wdziekonski
Words by Tom Parker

TFS are back!

Australia’s favourite warped art-punk band, Tropical Fuck Storm, have just lifted the lid on a new single, ‘Legal Ghost’. It’s the first release from the band since they unveiled the Suburbiopia 7-inch earlier this year and stands as the band’s second single from a yet-to-be-named 2021 record that’s in the works.

TFS mastermind Gareth Liddiard says ‘Legal Ghost’ was the first “decent” song he ever wrote. You might have already heard the track – it recently appeared in a different ilk on Bong Odyssey, the record Liddiard put out alongside Drones bandmate, Rui Pereira, earlier this year.

“This is the first song I ever wrote that I thought was a decent song,” Liddiard says. “Everything before it was just a big tantrum, but this song had a touch of class. When I was putting the Bong Odyssey record together again last year, I heard it and thought it was something that could work well with TFS.

“The original was really cool, but it still sounded more like a sketch of a song and wasn’t quite fully realised, so I took the song to TFS and we fleshed it out a bit.”

‘Legal Ghost’ will be released as a 7-inch alongside a cover of the iconic Talking Heads track, ‘Heaven’. Both ‘Legal Ghost’ and ‘Heaven’ were originally recorded on a four-track machine over 20 years ago and featured guest performances from members of Augie March and Suss Cunts.

Give ‘Legal Ghost’ a spin below.

‘Legal Ghost’ is out now on streaming platforms. It will also be released on vinyl on Friday September 11 through Flightless Records.

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