Ghost Kings of the Five Regions are the incendiary combination of Have a Nice Life and Death Grips you neither knew you needed nor expected that you’d want.
Season One is the first instalment in their multi-media telling of a tragedy in the fictional Five Regions. The characters are brought to life by Daniel Rands’ poetic vocals, channeling their teen agony like a shaman school counselor, while the setting is painted in vivid colour by the tortuous rhythms and melodies laid down by Greg Dugan, Michael Demetriou, and Jack Fargher.
Part Twin Peaks, part Deathconsciousness, it’s a gripping and mystical depiction of small-town violence.
The record is released today through all of the usual sources.