The Black Ghosts
are a United Kingdom
-based electronic music
duo comprised of Theo Keating
and Simon Lord, formed in 2006. They are currently signed to Southern Fried Records
. Keating and Lord had previously been in the bands The Wiseguys
, respectively. The two discovered each other through the Internet and had only physically met after they had worked on a significant amount of material together. The Black Ghosts describe their style as "perverse, personal pop music", a tendency that has its roots in both Keating and Lord's early childhood. Keating was encouraged by his mother to watch horror movies at a young age; Lord's grandmother was considered psychic.
The Black Ghosts released a series of singles followed by the DJ mix titled Mixtape and the well-received EP "Anyway You Choose to Give It". Their self-titled debut album was released on July 8 2008. The lead single "Repetition Kills You" features Damon Albarn as guest vocalist. The song "I Want Nothing" is currently featured on the Triple J Hit List. Each track from the album is to be accompanied by a music video.
In March of 2008, Lord performed a three-song live video set for LiveDaily Sessions during the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas including the songs "Some Way Though This", "Anyway You Choose to Give It" and "Something New", which premiered on August 14, 2008.
- Mixtape (DJ mix) (2008)
- The Black Ghosts (2008)Singles
- "Face" (2006)
- "Anyway You Choose to Give It" (2007)
- "It's Your Touch" (2007)
- "Some Way Through This" (2007)
- "Repetition Kills You" (2007)
- "I Want Nothing" (2008)