So this weekend we caught up with multicultural feminist punk band, Ghost Car. After their performance we managed to snag them for a quick interview and here's what they had to say...
How did the band start?
I (Clara) had a band in Spain and then I moved to London because I was bored and obviously I wanted to start another band and I just knew the name already 'Ghost Car' then I asked my flatmate at home, Maria what is a Ghost car and then Laura joined.
Maria is the founding member of the band and I'm (Noemi) here to just fill in as she's in Barcelona now.
How did you land the Amyl & the Sniffers gig?
We played with them the first time at the Windmill in Brixton, one of our close friends Tim Perry does a lot of bookings for that, So we messaged him asking if he knew of any cool bands that we could support because we want to do more stuff with cool bands. So then Amyl had just done a big gig in Central London, then they did a secret gig. They just told us that we were supporting an Aussie punk band. Then Amy and everyone else was super cool, and we stayed in contact on instagram and then they asked us to play with them in Heaven, they've been touring in Australia and America and they remembered us and asked us to play again.
Where are you Based?
South London but we go all over, Clara and Noemi are Spanish, I'm (Maeve) Irish, Laura's English. Our whole thing is that we're not like an English band. Welcome to multicultural London, fuck Brexit, Yeah fuck Brexit completely.
We're also running a campaign at the moment as we've been shortlisted to play at South by South West which is cool because it coincides with our debut LP which we are going to release on vinyl so we have a crowd funder that we're basically asking for a little bit of help to get to this goal, because its tough to be a band in London. Especially in this punk scene that's completely dominated by men which we're fine with, but we're also like, fuck this. 'I mean, it makes you more special'. Exactly, yeah we are very special. That's why we've connected a lot with Amyl and the Sniffers because they're so feminist, we love Amy but we love all the guys as well, that's like our whole thing, all our songs have like, some sort of feminist message, we're doing it in a way that's like normal punk music and we wanna get to that level where we're just good musicians playing really good music and its not about being a woman or a man, but we fucking love that we are four really strong woman just killing it.
Words/Interviewer: Cane Valentine
Image/Editor :Christiana Garvie