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FALLING GHOST is the solo project of Manchester based multi-instrumentalist and producer Daniel Sweeney; formerly singer-songwriter with the band SYLVIA. With SYLVIA Daniel recorded two albums, toured both the UK and Europe and achieved national radio play (BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music). Their music was described as “Daring and Original” by Ivor Novello winning producer Jon Cotton and as “absolutely amazing” by Janice Long of BBC Radio 2.
Since leaving SYLVIA Daniel spent all of 2016 writing, recording and producing his first solo album. The album ‘Pure O’ is set to be released on Regent Street Records. It was borne out of a period of intense self-relection and introspection marked by big changes in Daniel's life. It deals with heartbreak, unrequited love and fully examines the existential weight of living in the modern world.
It inhabits a sound world similar to The XX, London Grammar, James Blake, Burial and Radiohead, but is completely original in it's own right, mixing electronic drums with atmospheric textures, mesmeric production, driving beats and heart rending melodies. It was mastered by John Davies (The XX, Lana Del Rey, Gorillaz).
The first single from 'Pure O' was released in September 2017. So far 'Be Careful What You Wish For' has achieved national radio play and has been very favourably reviewed by critics. For The Love Of Bands blog for one said "The immensely talented Sweeney has created a track which is mesmeric and flawless...he can stand alongside all of his city of Manchester's iconic predecessors". Indeed, it is exciting times for FALLING GHOST and there is already a lot of buzz following on from his initial single release.
The video to 'Be Careful What You Wish For' was filmed on the deserted streets of Manchester at 5am and is an iconic statement of intent from this Mancunian recording artist. All of the singles to be released from 'Pure O' have uniquely conceived videos devised and filmed in Manchester.
FALLING GHOST is currently touring the UK and intends to tour Europe next year. His one man live show incorporates the full spectrum of the albums sonic palate. From fully-realised, mesmerising, electro-beat, synth driven cacophonies to intimate, stripped back, acoustic interludes.
The next single from 'Pure O' will be released early next year.