GHOST ESTATES will play their first headlining show of 2014, when they play the main room in Whelans on the 22nd of May.The band are set to return with their thumping new single “In Your Dreams”.
The group has gone through major changes since the release of their 2012 critically acclaimed debut album,the self titled ‘Ghost Estates’. They have shed two members, drummer Keith Byrne and vocalist/guitarist Alan Monaghan leaving Dan Doherty, Giles brothers Colm & Brian and new drummer and former Cheap Freak Dave Mulvaney.
The new line up has been working hard on the follow up to their debut in singer Dan Doherty’s new studio Darklands Audio.And ”In your Dreams” will be the first taste of what to expect from their sophomore effort. With an Irish tour in place and major festival slots to be announced soon exciting times lay ahead for the band.
NEW SINGLE ‘In Your Dreams’
“GHOST ESTATES” have performed highly acclaimed sets at Hard Working Class Heroes, CastlePalooza, Forbidden Fruit Festival, Electric Picnic and Other Voices to name but a few.As well as playing the domestic scene the group have played all across Europe and the UK
“A hugely Haunting and alluring rattle” – JIM CARROLL THE IRISH TIMES
“A euphoric sound built for the live stage” – THE POINT OF EVERYTHING
“Buy into these guys, they are about to go boom.” – LE COOL
“An album that benefits from the combined efforts of pop smarts and punk snarls. Ghost Estates – every town should have one” – TONY -CLAYTON LEA HEINKEN MUSIC
“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” – COLM O HARE HOT PRESS
“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.” – NIALER 9
Widely getting a reputation as as one of Ireland’s best artists.We are delighted to have him on the bill.Being compared to the likes of Devendra Banhart and Van Morison is no mean feat……
Second up on the night is the rock n roll machine that is SOnance Hotel !! Brian Gallagher (ex Humanzi and The Mighty Stef ) and the lads will be second on and no doubt ill take it up a gear !!…
€9 adv / €8 door
Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie Club /// ZEBRA /// [Live Bands and guest DJs] w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm (Free entry before 10:30pm).