PLAIN AS GHOSTS draws on deep personal experiences derived through love, loss and life. The intimate lyrics spark an outlook of hope and integrity which comes as a refreshing take on a genre typically fuelled by anger and aggression. The music is described as heavy and lyrically directed with hints of melodic ambience.
The Winnipeg based alternative-rock band comprises of core members Trevor Lux (vocals/guitar), Rodrigo Ramirez (drums) and Daniel Friesen (guitar). They are supported by a rotating roster of bassists including studio musician and long-time collaborator Adam Halstrom. The band rehearses from Trevor's home in Niverville - a rural community 30 km south of Winnipeg.
SLEEPLESS SHADOW, the band’s sophomore EP, is set to release February 21, 2020. After self-producing their debut, the band enlisted the help of producer Jordan Voth on their latest effort. Lyrically, the album stays true to the Plain as Ghosts mantra of writing songs based on real experiences and plays on emotions that are near to the members of the band. Thematically, the songs range from: The joys of raising a family, office drama, and dealing with a family member struggling with addiction. The songs are true to life, vulnerable yet retain a redeeming and often endearing honesty throughout.
PLAIN AS GHOSTS have charted on campus radio, earning the band opening spots for Pop Evil, Royal Tusk, and Tom Cochrane.
The band is excited to take the new batch of songs to the stage through their high energy performance and of course, sprinkled with a dash of down to earth charm.