By Jon Milton
Lockdown part 2 and it’s all about getting by really isn’t it? As if to sum up that mood Edinburgh four-piece Ghost Dance Collective have just released their second EP called just that, with four stripped-back songs that perfectly soundtrack this second phase.
Put together during the first lockdown period, the ‘Getting By’ EP brings together an assortment of oddities and rarities, sweet harmonies sung over 6 and 12 string acoustic guitar with just a tambourine to help them along them. Its music to stare out of the window to and forget your troubles to.
In some ways Getting By feels like quite a departure from their debut album, although the sixties psychedelic influence is still clear and apparent – like The Byrds doing an unplugged session. The band urge us to approach the EP ‘with an open mind and an accommodating ear’ – sound advice, although once you get used to the pared back vibe you’ll likely just appreciate the beauty of each song.
Listen / Buy via Getting By EP | Ghost Dance Collective (bandcamp.com)