Cashel, County Tipperary
Ghosts are a two piece production team, based in Dublin, encompassing elements of garage, dubstep, ambient and a mass of other musical styles identifying them as one of the leading lights in the new wave of Irish electronic producers.
Made up of Tipperary natives Kevin Gleeson and Padraig Ryan, Ghosts have been in operation since the beginning of 2012, but have already made themselves know both internationally and at home. To date they have independently released three EP’s, Doxology, Night and Judge. They have just released there 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 few 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 last month on the world renowned VICE website which boasts over a million fans on their Facebook. The video for the song WLVS was recorded on location in a forest in Belgium and contains actual real wolves. Their unique live shows include the use of laptops, controllers, synthesizers, guitars, effects pedals and live vocals. They are definitely ones to watch for in 2013.
Praise for Ghosts and their past releases:
“Ghosts has a short history of releases. They have only been releasing tracks for the past six-months, yet in that short time, have produced sixteen pieces, and a series of top notch, official remixes for the likes of Simon Bird, CLU and Monto. Generally with a quite somber vibe to them. They release work that will clear your mind; ease your troubles, vibes that you can breathe with. The remixes are skillfully adapted, given a very natural flow, with soft but punchy rhythms. For the time being, Ghosts has yet to gain peak exposure. It shall be a mere matter of time till their music spreads like wildfire.”
-sublvl.com (April 2012)
"Ghosts have only been releasing music for eight months but already Cashel boys Paudie Bob and Kevin Gleeson have been getting the right sort of attention in far-off lands for the stunning sounds on two EPs, Doxology and Night. They’ve just released their third, Judge, and it’s an absolute charmer. Boasting a striking mix of muscular beats, wonky melodies and distorted vocals, the atmospheric six-tracker flips from proudly peaceful to happily throbbing on the flip of a coin, and is all the more fascinating for it."
-Celina Murphy, Hotpress Magazine (July 2012)
" last week Noisey premiered the creepy new video for Dublin duo, Ghosts, track "WLVS". Now, because we liked Kevin Gleeson and Padraig Ryan's brand of unfussy and satisfyingly gloomy garage so much, we've got the whole EP to listen to. As well as being dark and atmospheric as shit, WLVS effortlessly sounds like it was recorded in a jillion pound studio or something, which considering these guys are just warming up with only a handful of small projects to their name, is no mean feat."
-VICE's music channel, NOISEY (February 2013)