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Gemma Cockrell
Gemma Cockrell

Music journalist based in Nottingham. If I’m not listening to music, I’m watching Formula 1.

Holiday Ghosts share new single ‘B.Truck’ and announce UK Headline tour dates for 2023

Holiday Ghosts have returned this week with a new single, titled ‘B. Truck’.

With influences including The Kinks, Violent Femmes, Alex Chilton and Modern Lovers, the band look to eras of the past to craft their own unique sound.

The nostalgic guitar strums that start the song have a classic rock n roll spirit to them, which reflects this incorporation of these influences.

A common theme of their music is commentary and deconstruction of social issues, such as modern working culture, as is discussed on ‘B. Truck’.

The lyrics discuss the sacrifices that people make for their employers, examining the existence of this as a normalised standard.

Sam Stacpoole says of the track: “I wrote this song at a time when I was working through a recruitment agency for a variety of different jobs, mostly driving related.

“The lyrics are taken from conversations that I had with people who I worked alongside and merged with my own frustrations of general full-time work in minimum wage jobs.

It’s also a larger commentary on the pressures people face in having to give up most of their life to work for businesses who don’t fairly value their time and rights, and the acceptance of this being a natural part of our society.”

The band have also announced a string of UK headline tour dates for April 2023.

These will take place at The Lexington in London and Patterns in Brighton.

Before this, they will be touring the UK this month, supporting Bodega and The Bug Club.

Holiday Ghost’s upcoming tour dates:


2nd November – Islington Assembly Hall, London (supporting Bodega)

3rd November – The Face Bad, Reading (supporting The Bug Club)

4th November – Portland Arms, Cambridge (supporting The Bug Club)

5th November – The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge (supporting The Bug Club)

6th November – International Arts Centre, Leicester (supporting The Bug Club)


24th April – The Lexington, London

26th April – Patterns, Brighton