Love is a Ghost evolved out of an ongoing collaboration between vocalist Char Elizabeth and producer Tim Newman. Char and Tim first worked together on material for a forthcoming project by David J of Bauhaus. The work took Char’s voice and used it as an element in collage. Char and Tim continued to experiment with styles and techniques looking for their musical home.
Everything fell into place when Tim worked on some material by musician and visual artist Craig Tattersall for Brian Records. Craig’s tape manipulations and work with texture was the final piece in the puzzle and Love is a Ghost was born.
The debut EP Siren by Love is a Ghost, released in late 2021, sees them record and then deconstruct their beautiful composition. Their follow up new EP release Your Last Day along with Siren is now available for purchase on the bands bandcamp page HERE. Please support if you can!
Tim has worked with David J on numerous projects, including a live appearance at Beck studio (birthplace of Bela Lugosi’s Dead) performing that very number with David himself. Also David’s forthcoming double album (created fully with Tim), Char, as well as appearing on many of the tracks on the afore mentioned up and coming album appears in the video for Death Valley ’69, part of Paul Statham’s brilliant Dark Flowers’ project (a supergroup of sorts with a revolving door ethos – amongst the vocalists are Peter Murphy, Shelly Poole, David J, Jim Kerr), a cover of the Sonic Youth song (Death Valley ’69) appears as part of a four track Murder Ballads e.p. as a taster for this new LP. David J provides the lead vocals and Char the backing vocals. Further covers on this e.p are by Tom Waits, Delta Rae and Joan Baez. Tim has also re-worked David’s John Cale cover Fear is a Man’s Best Friend for a new Glass Records anniversary LP, Char has turned in an incredible performance with David on this one. Created once again by Tim.
In late 2021, Torched Interviewed Love Is A Ghost. You can read the full interview HERE.
(from top to bottom, Tim Newman, Char Elizabeth, and Craig Tattersall.. images courtesy of Love Is A Ghost)