Wild Beasts, The Kills, Psapp, Lightspeed Champion, King Creosote, Joker's Daughter, James Yorkston, Franz Ferdinand and Eugene McGuinness | 28/10/09

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In case you haven't noticed from all the crone masks on the shelves at Tesco and invitations to fancy dress parties, it's Halloween this weekend.

To coincide with the night when ghosts pop out of their musty coffins to stretch their dry and rattlin' bones, Domino is teaming up with The Quietus for a week of strange and dark stories and songs, tugged like pure souls from heaven out of the minds of their recording artistes.

We'll be kicking off in an hour or so with a tale from Wild Beasts, with the stories by The Kills, King Creosote, Joker's Daughter, Eugene McGuinness, Lightspeed Champion, James Yorkston and (we hope) more to follow over the next few days. Alongside the daily dose of mordant fiction, The Quietus will be running a competition where one lucky winner can get their hands on the original written pieces in a hand-made book, along with a bumper pack of the band's recent back catalogue by all the contributors. You'll be able to read all the stories, and enter the competition, here.

The first few pieces are up already.

Here we have Tom from Wild Beasts' Spooky Ghost story

while here we have Alison from The Kills' story called The Black Marks

Next up there's the Tale Of The Pimilly Poltergeist from King Creosote

And here's a murderous tale called Rabbits from The Kills' Jamie Hince

Enjoy! (And don't have nightmares!)

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Image: shotgun
Listen to: Shotgun
by Eugene McGuinness
Image: Lion
Listen to: Lion
by Eugene McGuinness
Image: Assembly Packshot
Listen to: Assembly
by Wild Beasts
Image: Psapp drawing
Listen to: Hill Of Our Home
by Psapp
Image: Smother Packshot
Listen to: Bed Of Nails
by Wild Beasts
Image: Albatross Single Packshot
Listen to: Albatross
by Wild Beasts

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