Dublin, County Dublin
Since forming in the spring of 2010, Ghost Estates have gained a reputation as one of the most
exciting acts in the country.Following the release of their debut album in June of last year,the band have gone from strength to strength.Their songs cover a wide spectrum of influences,that come together and create a sound that is all their own.
Work has already begun by the group on the follow up to last years debut ''GHOST ESTATES''
At the moment they are currently busy working in ''Darkland Audio Studios'' in the center of Dublin.
The studio was set up and built by lead singer Dan Doherty.
A little taster of the new songs will be put out by the band for ''Record Store Day'', when a split 7'' will be released on a limited run with the acclaimed Twin Kranes. A two week Irish Tour has been planned for this release.
Last year was a great year for the band and they are eager to build on this. Festival dates are already pencilled in.Starting this March in Portugal for the Lisboa Irish Festival.
2013 will also see them embark on their first European tour, this coming Autumn with ToneToaster Records.
The band are also very excited about appearing on this years ''Other Voices''.Appearing along other acts such as Pamola Violets,Villagers,Local Natives and Paul Buchannan,
Ghost estates are a band on the up.And need to seen and heard...
What the press have to say.....
“A hugely Haunting and alluring rattle”
THE IRISH TIMES
“A euphoric sound built for the live stage”
THE POINT OF EVERYTHING
“It’s electronic, it’s ethereal in places and poppy in others. Something about it is working, though. I pressed play on this track no less than four times yesterday”
''Buy into these guys, they are about to go boom.''
''Featuring ex-members of 8Ball and Sickboy, Dublin psyche rockers Ghost Estates have an unstoppable tune on their hands with ‘Forever Or Never’. Brimming with basement guitars and shoopworthy melodies, it’s one of the most convincing introductions to a band we’ve heard in aeons. The even better news is that it’s also available for free download on the band'sSoundcloud page'' -
“This band are comprised of ex-members of Sickboy and 8Ball! Probably the most unlikely meeting of minds I could ever predict, nonetheless it really works for them. The post-punk edge of Sickboyhas been smoothed out to a more laid-back vibe, merged with the poppier strains of 8Ball and cranked up for a dancefloor”
''An album that benefits from the combined efforts of pop smarts and punk snarls. Ghost Estates – every town should have one''
TONY -CLAYTON LEA
''My personal favourite ‘Never Forget’ follows. A song so fantastically crafted that words can’t do it justice. There are some stunning sounds captured here, from the main call and response riff to the filthy distorted leads. The bottom end that falls in and out, to the perfect vocal delivery, all doing their bit to craft the sound of summer.''
WE ARE NOISE
''How to describe them? The Jesus & Mary Chain meets My Bloody Valentine, with a touch of Bowie’s Eno-helmed Berlin period (Heroes, Low etc.) and a good dose of New Order will do for starters. But there’s much more going on in these dozen tracks, which combine dreamy, reverbed/flanged vocals and swirls of electronics, with heavily-processed guitars, driving bass and echo-laden drums. With no shortage of decent tunes hidden beneath the waves and textured layers of dissonance, there’s some serious songwriting in evidence here too: ‘Winter’s Day‘ comes across like a Britpop tune on amphetamines, while the acoustic, pastoral guitars that ground the lovely, mid-tempo ‘Shanty’ are warmly evocative''
COLM O HARE
''The self-titled debut album reveals a band in exploratory form and ties those disparate elements in. There are three songwriters in the band and that gives Ghost Estates a multifaceted sound; they revel in indie-guitar atmospherics, soaring and shredded guitar lines, pop, synth melodies, sax samples, marching drums and Britpop vocals. It’s an impressive, if dense-sounding, first album which was actually recorded before the band played live for the first time last year.''
''Named after the thousands of abandoned housing estates following the collapse of the Celtic tiger building boom, Ghost Estates have already carved out their place on Ireland’s musical landscape. With three songwriters in the band, stylistically it’s diverse, taking in a mix of new wavey sounds, reach for the sky guitar anthems and straight up indie rock. This amalgam has seen them arrive at their own distinct sound of hazy electronica edged indie which send a shiver down the spine. It is said two heads are better than one, well, judging by Ghost Estates’ debut, three are certainly better than two. This is the best Irish indie album in a long, long time!''