‘The Ghosts’ formed when Alex Starling (Ou Est Le Swimming Pool) met New York trained jazz drummer Ian Palmer, and Canadian Keys/Violin player Rayna Ferner (Alan Pownall). The band are completed by Dan Whiffin and Alex Sharman. They are currently living and writing in a former music school where Elgar once taught.
This summer the band have played festivals across the UK and Europe and shared stages with the likes of The Vaccines, The Horrors and Frankie And The Heartstrings. The band will embark on the first nationwide tour at the end of October.
Mixmag – ‘could be your next favourite band’
The Guardian – ‘This is superb, accessible, melodic pop.’
The Independent – ‘Eighties-style brooding synth-pop verse give way to an anthemic, falsetto chorus.’
Music Week - ‘Classic, melodic pop songwriting wrapped in a fuzzy cyber-blanket’
NME – ‘again showing their unnerving ability to write deliciously macabre and compelling dreamy synth-pop’
Artrocker – 4/5
What Culture - 'an Album that will resonate influence and inspire for years to come'
Clixie - 'The Ghosts are en-route to stardom. The End is set to earn plaudits far and wide'
AAA - 'A pretty astonishing record. Inspirational beautiful and absolutely necessary to your continued existence'