Release date: 09/04/2012 Digital release date: 09/04/2012 Label: Pocket
The Guardian - ‘This is superb, accessible, melodic pop.’
The Independent - ‘Eighties-style brooding synth-pop verse give way to an anthemic, falsetto chorus.’
The Sun – ‘This band are building on the established electro-pop trend and making it interesting again’
Music Week - ‘Classic, melodic pop songwriting wrapped in a fuzzy cyber-blanket’
Pulsating synths and ethereal vocals soar with a haunting sense of uncertaintly during ‘Ghosts,’ the brilliantly dark 2nd single from newcomers The Ghosts, due for release on April 9th. The track is taken from debut album ‘The End’ (April 16th) and follows their much lauded first offering ‘Enough Time,’ again showcasing the bands unnerving ability to write deliciously maccabre and compelling dreamy synth-pop hits.
‘The Ghosts’ formed in December 2010 when singer/songwriter Alex Starling (formerly of Ou Est Le Swimming Pool) and drummer Ian Palmer were introduced by mutual friend The Charlatans’ Jon Brookes. They are completed by classically trained Rayna Ferner (keys) who also played strings on the album, Dan Whiffin (guitar) and Alex Sharman (keys.)
Critically acclaimed single ‘Enough Time’ catapulted the 5 piece onto the radar after being championed by the likes of XFM and 6Music and receiving rave reviews across the board. With the imminent release of their stunning 2nd single ‘Ghosts’ and debut full length produced by Tim Bran (La Roux, The Charlatans, Paul McCartney,) 2012 looks eerily set to be the year of ‘The Ghosts.’
Alongside the original comes a top drawer remix set. Super talented Brighton trio Million Like Us deliver a bass filled dubstep rework, club legend Seamus Haji a trademark commercial dance mix and AD Brown completes the package with a pumping progressive house version.