Ghost Cassette II

Ghost Cassette Logo

Logo for Ghost Cassette.

Ghost Cassette was the band Sparkles* was involved in prior to his involvement in Area 11 and after Harry's Happy Pumpkins. The band were originally known as 'The Midnight Juice Drinkers' and played their first gig on the 15th March 2007 at Geisha, Nottingham.


  • Sparkles* - Guitar/Voice
  • Kush Pisavadia - Bass
  • Abbie Mason - Synth/Voice
  • Chris Reaney - Guitar/Keys/Voice
  • Rob Johansen - Drums
  • Dan Cook-Scowen - Drums
  • Will Pickering - Guitar
  • Dave Maggs - Drums
  • Charlotte Krol - Guitar/Voice


Ghost Cassette released only 1 EP, Strings. They planned to release another EP called Scissors but it was never released while the band was still together. It was, however, released as a free download on the Area 11 Bandcamp on the 4th June 2013 (later removed). They also released a single, known as Obsolete.

Strings Folder

A cover for the Strings album found on


  1. Chasing the Guillotine
  2. Fear of Cancer
  3. Marionette
  4. Slipstream
  5. Imperial Guard (Demo)


  1. Scissorborn
  2. Marionette
  3. Blow out the Candles
  4. Abulia


  1. Fear of Cancer
  2. The Tape
  3. Hypoxia


Live Versions


  • There could possibly be a link between Ghost Cassette and Cassandra, but according to previous member, Abbie, there is no link.
  • Sparkles*, in response to a question on tumblr , has stated that his favourite Ghost Cassette song is Hypoxia.
  • “Next came Ghost Cassette, whose lead singer had a truly epic fringe...some nice vocals and well-structured guitars and drums.” is a quote from a review by Aaron McGaughey of Impact Magazine of a gig that the band played.
  • Ghost Cassette's Facebook bio states 'do whatever it takes to survive', a quote from their song Marionette .
  • Their ReverbNation bio is "We've combined so many styles, we've made a new one."
  • Strings can be bought from iTunes in the UK here and in the US here , Scissors was also available to download free from the Area 11 bandcamp. It can be heard here.
  • Sparkles* stated in his second Reddit AMA that it was 'not impossible' for Area 11 to do a cover of Ghost
  • All of Scissors can be listened to on Sparkles*' Soundcloud. Blow out the Candles can be heard At 11:56 on a video here.
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