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PREMIERE: Ryan Hamilton and The Harlequin Ghosts Release New Music Video For “Bottoms Up (Here’s To Goodbye)”
Courtesy of Wicked Cool Records
As we wrap up another premiere week, we have the incredible band Ryan Hamilton & The Harlequin Ghosts who are back with the release of their new music video for “Bottom’s Up (Here’s The Goodbye),” a hybrid video that blends studio footage from the band (giving us a nice look behind the scenes on their recording process) with a nice story of teenage love and fun that fits so well with the 90s throwback melodies that fills every chord, line and vocals.
The band comments, “when your bandmates live on a different continent, music videos are tough. But we set up cameras in our respective studios, and recorded ourselves while we recorded the song, but we wanted to do something more. So, my wife Holly and I filmed the other parts of the video here at home in Texas. She is the girl in the video. That’s our home and my truck in the video. I’m super proud of this DIY video, and all it cost us was a case of beer.”
“Bottoms Up (Here’s To Goodbye) is the follow-up to their cover of Paula Abdul’s “Straight Up” which premiered on Kerrang Radio overseas to rave reviews, where the band put their signature touch on the classic 80s hit. This was their first release since signing to Wicked Cool Records.
Ryan’s first single in 2016 “Fuck You Brain” caught the attention of Wicked Cool’s Steven Van Zandt, as did Ryan Hamilton and The Traitors’ 2017 album The Devil’s In The Details, the first album from the band prior to the name change. Ryan is the bands only American, the rest hailing from the U.K. Core members Mickey Richards (drums) and Rob Lane (bass) were the rhythm section from the British touring incarnation of People On Vacation. When they play as a five-piece, the lineup is rounded out by Carol Hodge (keyboards and backing vocals) and Dave Winkler (lead guitar). Ryan is no rookie to the music world, after stints in the bands People On Vacation (with Bowling For Soup’s Jaret Reddick) and Smile Smile, and collaborating on “Fuck You Brain” with Ginger Wildheartof the legendary U.K. hard rock bank The Wildhearts.
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