Gareth Sager has delivered the third and final instalment of a his Creeping Bent Triptych under the guise Gareth Sager & The Hungry Ghosts. The album is called ‘Juicy Rivers’ and is available on vinyl, CD and available digitally.
Previous Sager releases on Glasgow underground label Creeping Bent (est. 1994) were ‘The Last Minute of Normal Time’ (2004) and ‘Slack Slack Music’ (2009) which was described by the NME on it’s release as being made by “the disco Captain Beefheart…mega” and included the track ‘Hot Hits Vol 27’.
Watch - ‘Hot Hits Vol 27’: youtu.be/f-rkOqDKfQs
Gareth Sager is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and composer from Edinburgh and the founding member of post-punk provocateurs The Pop Group, avant-garde jazz / art pop collective Rip Rig & Panic and the unruly Bristol-rooted rock group Head. An industrious collaborator and a prolific solo artist in his own right, Sager has been an unremittingly restless and versatile force in the post-punk era and beyond, throughout a dynamic career of confounding originality.
As a vital presence, both in The Pop Group’s original incarnation and in their subsequent reformation, Sager remains a principal foundation in one of post-punk’s most relentlessly evolutionary and antagonistic groups. His uninhibited approach to instrumentation as a lifelong pianist, guitarist, saxophonist and clarinettist as well as his astute use of electronics in recent material continues to inspirit the bands momentous radicalism.
The ‘Juicy Rivers’ album sees Gareth Sager (lead vocals, guitars, noise, production) joined by the The Hungry Ghosts who are serial Sager collaborator Ian Holford (drums - The Nectarine No9 / Sexual Objects) and Dan Connolly (bass). Ten stunning tracks of avant-punk / funk sound and fury, the new album also features additional mixes by J.Seal and Port Sulphur and vocal collaborations with the legendary Jock Scot and Davy Henderson of The Sexual Objects / Fire Engines.