Former Ghosts

KMR present

Former Ghosts

feat. Nika Roza Danilova (Zola Jesus), Jamie Stewart (Xiu Xiu) and Yasmine Kittles (TEARIST)

Sun 6 Mar 2011 | 7.30pm | £7.50 + bf

// For tickets please call the Arches Box Office on 0141 565 1000 or visit in person //

Blending electronica, synthpop and noise rock, Former Ghosts stand out for an ethereality reminiscent of Joy Division at their darkest, with singer Freddy Ruppert’s (This Song Is A Mess But So Am I) Ian Curtis-esque vocals wavering uncomfortably between searing, cutting synths, nervous drum machine beats and static noise.

Sharing musical elements with Fuck Buttons, Crystal Castles, Radiohead circa Kid A, and fellow regulars of LA venue The Smell, HEALTH, debut album Fleurs in 2009 featured tracks written by Ruppert before the band - Jamie Stewart (Xiu Xiu), Nika Roza Danilova (Zola Jesus) and Yasmine Kittles of TEARIST – were fully formed, betraying a dark intensity of feeling often cut through by spare synth pop.

Their second album New Love was released in October 2010.

Support comes from Fox Gut DaataHow Garbo Died and Death by Ambition.

Entrance: Argyle St

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