If you haven't been down to King's Cross for a look at FBi Social, this upcoming gig is offering you the chance to check it out under optimum conditions. Having shipped some of their talent overseas and back last year, Ghostwood have returned to Sydney with new sounds in tow. They're doing the Social Saturday night, ready to ooze an energetic charm which leaves local writers leaking praise in a style unheard since the Arctic Monkeys shoved their way into the local zeitgeist.
Ghostwood's vocals jangle like early Beatles voices, tangling your ears in a sonic landscape that's not so much a snaking wall of sound as a plush tunnel. Something rock, something contemplative and something harsh. Whatever brand of thump and energy you go for, the band has it in excess. While they seem like a hard act to follow, or even to precede, bombastic cognate-singers Betty Airs will be playing support and local rock trio Hailer as well. Any of them has enough sound to fill this cozy venue, and with all three there's no excuse not to stop by for a closer look.