Atmospheric synths, electronic drums and funk-tinged basslines all lay the foundation for shimmering guitars and dual-lead vocals. If Two Door Cinema Club (somehow) got into a disco dance-off with The National then Almost Ghosts would be the sound of the winning blows.
The Dublin-based trio made their live return at the end of 2014 supporting Youth Mass in a sold-out Whelan’s a mere six months after a major lineup change that saw them shift from being a four-piece rock band to an indie/electronic trio.
Almost Ghosts are Mike Daly (vocals, guitar, programming), Andy McClelland (vocals, guitar, synth), and David Dooley (bass, synth, programming).
"Through the urgent beat, interchanging guitars and widescreen production, the song feels big and that makes an unmistakable impact" - Stephen White, The Last Mixed Tape (IRL)
"Their dual vocals also adds an atmospheric vibe that makes them stand out in their own right" - Joe Harrington, JOE.ie
"Atmospheric and dreamy; the trio utilise delicate synths and layered guitars to craft breezy electro-pop" - Shane Croghan, Dublin Concerts (IRL)
"So good! Almost Ghosts were excellent in Whelan's" - Claire Beck, TXFM (IRL)
"Cleverly marries itself to the pop hooks of White Lies and math rock of Foals" - Frank Hughes, GoldenPlec (IRL)
"Their uplifting, high energy rock is reminiscent of early U2" - Flight of the Squawkatiel (USA)
“Laid back and effortlessly cool” - Ray Adair, Pure M (IRL)