Ghost of You (CZ)
A formerly experimental project of young musicians was founded in the summer of 2012, During the following autumn, delicate vocals and melancholic melodies gradually evolved into psychadelic pop with relentless rhythms. Since then, the band has been touring around the Czech Republic persistenly, with a 100th concert under their belt in June 2015.
A self-produced debut EP, Ocean K was released in March 2013, the recording of which took place the previous winter. A positive feedback followed both home and abroad, praised by the likes of a Canadian site dontspreadbullshitspreadmusic.com. Radio Wave also featured the track “Somewhere In The Drop Of Your Miracle” in their Startér broadcast. sparking great interest and eventually coming in second in the chart. The music video for the song was then picked by music TV Óčko and included in their circulation, while various student films and documentaries used it for scores as well. In the early 2014, the band played a Radio Wave live session, and provided a soundtrack to a silent movie during 40th Summer Film School in Uherské Hradiště. A Sázavafest concert followed, then a Radio Wave showcase, a Prague concert commemorating 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution and many more.
The band announced that the works on a debut album have begun in spring 2015. A well renowned producer Ondřej Ježek accompanied the band in studio Jámor, where they gave birth to a record due to be released in October. The first single, Deerhunter was released in April, to herald the coming of Glacier And The City, as the album came to be named. This is where things really picked up. The band was handpicked by a committee and shortlisted amongst big names of the Czech scene in a competition to play at Sziget festival 2015. Thanks to a dedicated fanbase, they won the competition and got the chance to play the massive Sziget festival in Hungary, which rightfully won the award for Best Major European Festival again this year. Their average age of 21 makes them the youngest musical act from the Czech Republic to ever play this venue. More concerts followed, amongst which the most prominent were IFF Karlovy Vary, United Islands of Prague or the Banat festival in Romania.