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Ghosts: Fibbers, York

Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 23 February 2007

GHOSTS ARE LIVING PROOF of the old adage about the tortoise and the hare. The bandmates' long and bewilderingly dubious past includes soft rock, Britpop covers and a band called (gulp) Prodigal Sun who were once booed offstage. After trying their hand at icy electronica as Polanski, they somehow managed to attract 100 A&R scouts to one of their gigs without winning a record deal. Finally, Simon Pettigrew picked up a guitar and, for the first time in his life, started singing. And everything took off.

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