January 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
cafe Roux Cape Town
Since their debut album release mid-2017, Cape Town alternative duo Lo-ghost have been steadily building a reputation as one of the freshest up-and-coming sounds on the scene. With their dark, lush production, innovative song-writing and powerhouse vocal performances, Lo-ghost are carving out a unique and memorable space for themselves in the South African sonic landscape. And they’re just getting started. Lo-ghost (Shannon Devy and Evan Struass) started their journey mid-2016 with a stunning debut video release for “Ghost in a Blood Machine”, the lead single off their first EP “Mother”. The video, which addresses issues of internalised homophobia, is a heart-breaking manifestation of the interplay between love and shame, performed and choreographed by Chester Martinez (FKA Twigs, “Honey 2”) and Devon Marshbank. The work was picked up and featured by media outlets across the continent. Since “Mother”, Lo-ghost have released a full-length album, a podcast series, multiple singles, a limited-edition vinyl release and a multiple live performance videos. Their music has accrued over half a million streams world-wide in 2018 alone. After a year and a half of packing out venues across Cape Town, and with a new album scheduled for release in 2019, Lo-ghost are set and ready for their first round of national and international touring and festival performances in the new year.
Watch the ‘Ghost in a Blood Machine’ video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qad5UiSTc9M‘