The release starts off superbly, with opener and single ‘Horse Racing’ treading post-grunge waters with a sprinkle of Taking Back Sunday-esque emo vibes in there. A brilliantly crafted track with some real power and emotion in the vocal performance. Next up, highlight ‘Steady As She Goes’, with its repeated refrain and chugging verses, followed by a rocketship chorus. What a track.
Cracks start to show on ‘Somewhere A Dark Heart’, a track that saps its own energy with the staccato drumming and never really takes off as a result. ‘Temporary Education’ comes to the rescue and, though not as brilliant as the first two, the Gin Blossoms vibes appeal to me deeply. A very 90’s sounding song, perfectly suited to Pierre.
‘Gate Kicker’ ends us contemplatively, another enjoyable offering that ends the EP rather well. Ghost World is overall a good offering, though its own worst enemy with a very weak middle track.