There are so many reasons why I love this band. First of all just look at the photo below. Any band who actually got to hang out with Joey Ramone is okay in my book, but look, one of them is wearing a classic ASH tshirt, which makes this quite possibly, the greatest photo of all time.
Onto the tape, and what a tape it is! Have a listen and see what you think. HELEN LOVE have the ability to summon earworms out of… wherever earworms domicile, at will, and this is no different. I don’t only sing this in the shower, I sing it in post-office queues, on packed DLRs, that time when I nearly fell over, into the ears of animals… everywhere!
Great huh? I first found out about HELEN LOVE by way of a cover of one of their songs on the Japanese version of ASH’s mini album ‘Trailer’. From that point I tracked down everything I could, and have marvelled at the consistency of awesomeness through the years. Listening to HELEN LOVE on the John Peel Show, and The Evening Session in the 90s, I always adored the simplicity of their tracks, while getting right to the crux of the situation they are singing about. And in a twist of perfect fate, I got to also direct the music video and it’s GHOSTBUSTERS themed! Have a look and hope you like it!
Thanks to Annabelle, Skye, Kate and Elizabeth for being THE HELEN LOVE GHOSTBUSTERS and also to all of the “celebrities” who tweeted them for help 🙂 (and Ste Buxton for helping on the shoot and for being the ghost!)
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