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The Ghost

Sunday Best signings The Ghost explode on to the UK music scene with the release of their debut single ‘City Lights’ on May 31, 2010. The single is taken from their energetic and highly anticipated album ‘War Kids’ released shortly after on June 14, 2010.

The Ghost, Filip Mortensen on vocals and Urbanus Olsen on electronics, play a compelling mix of vintage electro pop and indie rock, showcased brilliantly by ‘City Lights’, which also contains strong contemporary pop sensibilities: a perfect combination that results in this catchy anthemic summer debut.

The band come from the Faroe Islands and first came to Rob da Bank’s attention at The Iceland Airwaves Festival where their live performance, on-stage charisma and energy blew him away. They also caught the attention of the NME who returned to the UK proclaiming the band as ‘Ones to Watch’. The band have since gone on to support Ladytron and The Wombats on tour.

The remix package propels the track firmly onto the dancefloor with re-takes by David E. Sugar, The Deadstock 33s (Justin Robertson), Repeat Offenders (Jon Carter) and The Kenneth Bager Experience.

With European and UK tour dates set for May along with the release of their album ‘War Kids’… 2010 is all about The Ghost!

- Femalefirst


The last couple of weeks The Ghost have exploded unto the Faroese scene with their exciting electro-pop, resulting in permanent jaw dropage and vigorous ass shakage. The Ghost play a curious mix of electro-pop and indie rock. Supported by the searching minimalist tones of Urbanus Olsen, singer Filip Mortensen sings, moans, breathes and neighs himself to heights hitherto un-reached by Faroese singers. Even though The Ghost have only played a couple of gigs their massive talent and potential cannot be hidden. The hysterical reactions of those fortunate enough to have experienced them live attest to that fact. Musically The Ghost mix the vintage electro sounds of Kraftwerk with subsequent generation of electronic performers, yet retaining an organic and emotional basis. The result is one of the most exciting bands to emerge in the Faroese scene in a considerable while. - G Festival

"G! Festival 2010"


The Ghost

Mangt gátu- og dularfult finst ímillum himmal og jörð. Men hóast bólkanavnið, The Ghost, kundi bent á eina tilveru í tí dulda, so kávast og goymast avrikini hjá teimum báðum, Filipi og Urbanusi í The Ghost, ikki

Teir hava arbeitt sum úlvar á skóg, nátt og dag, dult og opið, hesi seinastu árini fyri at fáa fótin fastan sum bólkur í og uttan fyri Föroyar. Fyrsta stig í hesi verkætlan má sigast at hava hepnast væl. Tað munnu vera fá í Föroyum, sum ikki kenna til The Ghost og í lötuni eru teir í ferð við at gerast há-aktuellir við flögusáttmála og útgávu á enska felagnum Sunday Best og við booking umboðan í fleiri londum. Fyrsta staklagið ”City Lights” kemur út 31. mai og flögan ”War Kids” kemur út 21. juni.

Konsertin hjá teimum á G! í fjör taldist millum tær bestu á festivalinum. Teir sóu í fyrstuni eitt sindur einsamallir og útsettir út, men ikki gekk leingi áðrenn átiligi indie elektrotónleikurin hjá teimum saman við konfetti, sobrerohattum, grýluskortum og einum sprellandi og dansandi Filip, fingu samankomnu mannfjöldina upp at kóka. Við eini útgávu og tilhoyrandi konsertferð aftanfyri seg fer tað uttan iva at kóka yvir á festivalinum í ár.


- G!


Billboard Magazine "Evenings Best came from the faroes duo The Ghost" 5 mout of 5 stars

Clash Magazine, "young Talent of The Ghost, was brilliant" 4 out of 6

NME Magazine - On The Sterio as nummber 5 - Magazine





The Ghost compromises of two young Faroese musicians who are becoming renowned in their native music scene: Filip Mortensen Faroese on vocals who originates from Columbia but was adopted by a Faroese family at 9 months old has lived in the country’s capital ‘Torshavn’ ever since. The other half of this delectable duo is the electronic mastermind Urbanus Olsen, born and bred in Klaksvik the second largest town, located on island of Bordoy

With influences such as The Flaming Lips, The Strokes and Massive Attack - The Ghost play a compelling mix of 80’s vintage electro pop and indie rock Filip 21 and Urbanos 22 have been friends for years, “The Faroe Islands is such a small country everyone knows each other, it’s hard not to” says Filip. “We had mutual friends and Urbanos lives in the same town as my cousin, we both enjoyed music in different ways so decided to try something new.”

Debut single 'City Lights' will be released on 31st May and is taken from the

album 'War Kids', released on 21st June.