Ryan Hamilton and the Harlequin Ghosts have just signed to Wicked Cool Records and they have been working with the legendary Stevie Van Zandt. The band have now unveiled the video for their first single with the new label, Bottoms Up (Here’s To Goodbye).
Speaking of the video to accompany Bottoms Up, Ryan explains:
“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 available as a strictly limited edition pink vinyl 7″ and the B side is a swaggering cover of Paula Abdul’s 80s smash Straight Up.
In 2017 Ryan and the band reaped critical acclaim with debut album The Devil’s In The Detail – under their previous name Ryan Hamilton and the Traitors. Their singles received heavy radio play and were each voted Classic Rock magazine’s ‘Track of the Week’, as well as their Ginger Wildheart collaboration and Samaritans charity single, F**k You Brain.
Having already achieved Steven Van Zandt’s ‘Coolest Song In The World’ thrice on his ‘Underground Garage’ radio show, Little Steven recently heralded Ryan as a ‘hope for the future’ – holding him up with such luminaries as Eddie Vedder, Dave Grohl and Billie Joe Armstrong.
Following their recent headline tour Ryan Hamilton and the Harlequin Ghosts are special guests on The Alarm’s 8 date UK tour, kicking off at London’s ULU on 28th November and wrapping up at the Liquid Room in Edinburgh on 7th December.
They will perform at Fibbers on Friday 30th November.