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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