Coinciding with the announcement of their place on the lineup for The Good Room’s “It Takes A Village” festival, Ghostking Is Dead - a project led by Matthew Corrigan - has released a new EP “Sweet Boy”.
Citing influences including The Antlers, Mac DeMarco, James Blake and David Bowie, the tracks switch from delicate and carefree to towering, glistening synths placed carefully throughout. Ghostking Is Dead aims to bring audiences on adventure into a variety of styles, combining Corrigan’s varying musical fields of interest. The result is new sounds, borne from experimentation and integration, while always maintaining a pop edge.
This EP is also the first to be released through Cork’s newly formed Hausu Records collective. Founded alongside members of local band Repeater, Hausu aims to be an open house for local creative projects and collaborations. More releases planned for 2018 include the next Repeater EP and the debut release from actualacid who appears on Sweet.
As well as playing the It Takes A Village festival, Ghostking Is Dead will support the record with performances at the UCC Battle of The Bands, and at various upcoming dates around Cork City.