Band of the Day

2014.03.17

GHOSTS

Leading a new wave of Irish electronica with spectral, bass heavy productions
Film grows on my skin
, the icy surface spills smoke.
lyrics from WLVS

Ghosts are a two piece avant-garde pop outfit encompassing elements of various musical styles, most notably garage and house. Their unique blend of dark, melancholic songwriting with bass heavy, dancefloor productions identifies them as one of the leading lights in the new wave of Irish electronica.

Made up of Dublin based, Tipperary natives Kevin Gleeson and Padraig Ryan, Ghosts have been in operation since the beginning of 2012, but have already made themselves known both internationally and at home boasting over half a million plays on Soundcloud. To date they have independently released three EPs and have just released their first physical EP with Belfast based electronic label, Champion Sound Music. The 12" goes under the name WLVS and has already caught the ears a numerous BBC Radio 1 DJ's as well as many this side of the Irish Sea.

The EP along with the music video for the title track were premiered early 2013 on the world renowned VICE website which boasts over a million fans on their Facebook. The video for the title track WLVS was recorded on location in a forest in Belgium and contains real wolves. It was named video of the month in Hotpress Magazine for the month of April. Ghosts’ unique live shows include the use of laptops, controllers, synthesizers, guitars, effects pedals and live vocals. They are definitely ones to watch for in 2014.