Portsmouth’s hip-hop heavyweights South Coast Ghosts announce sophomore album ‘Common Folk’, set for release July 27th, alongside news of their biggest UK headline show to date at the iconic Wedgewood Rooms.

Hailing straight out of Southsea, the Ghosts are a 9-piece indie hip-hop collective of rappers, singers and musicians creating tracks that lend themselves to a variety of genres. The result is a rich array of soulful sounds packed with live instrumentation and perceptive lyricism.

Their second album marks a significant milestone for a band that has honed their craft over four years, evolving from a budding collective to gracing stages at grassroots venues and beyond. This summer the Ghosts will be playing prominent slots at the Isle of Wight Festival and Victorious Festival. Through intricately woven melodies, ‘Common Folk’ explores themes such as alienation, collective anxiety, and insecurity. Heavy hip-hop vibes laden with horns, it’s Primal Scream meets Happy Mondays meets Sneaker Pimps. 

Following their debut album 'Silent Assassins', which garnered significant attention on BBC Introducing and saw 'Stay Free' crowned as Record of the Week on BBC Radio Solent, along with 'Medicine' earning a spot on BBC Radio 6’s Introducing Mixtape, 'Common Folk' is poised to establish itself as a defining second album.

The lead single 'Gaslight' is available to stream on all major streaming platforms and the Ghosts' new album is set for release July 27th.

For press inquiries, bookings, or more about South Coast Ghosts, please get in touch at southcoastghostsscg@gmail.com.