First Ghost will be playing an EP release show on April 14th at Adelaide Hall in Toronto, Ontario.
The 4-piece first appeared on the radar of music fans in 2014 with the release of their debut EP, ‘Real Eyes’, that spawned the single “Shaking”, which AP wrote was “strongly recommended for fans of Jimmy Eat World.
1. Change Your Mind
2. If You Want To
4. The Less You Know
About First Ghost
First Ghost is a Canadian indie/alternative rock band formed London, Ontario in 2013. The band is composed of Anton DeLost (vocals, guitar) Mike Tompa (vocals, guitar, keyboard), Danny Foster-Roman (drums, percussion) and Keir Hornyak (bass).
First Ghost was formed as a duo between Anton DeLost and old guitarist/vocalist, Ryan Sweet after years of side-projects and covers. Anton and Ryan met in a first-year high school guitar class at the age of fourteen – connecting over similar musical interests and skateboarding, Ryan would join Anton’s band UTKF (Under The Killing Floor) the following summer as a vocalist.
The name First Ghost originated after the two went to a showing of the 2013 release of Evil Dead. Having originally intended for the name to be Ghost House inspired by Ghost House Pictures, they discovered bands under the same moniker and instead resorted to brainstorming over previous projects before landing on an old inside joke and retrofitting it into First Ghost.
Establishing an anything goes writing style, they produced three pre-production tracks in Anton’s self-run studio Lost Recording under an early carry-over name of AM. Two of these three tracks would make it to their first six-song release titled Real Eyes, while the rest would be written over a short period of time between touring with their then-primary band UTKF and working. Having no other members at this point, the Real Eyes EP was written, recorded and produced as a duo, mixed individually by Anton and mastered by John Naclerio at Nada Recording Studio in New Windsor, New York.