„Rousing, dense, cohesive, tight in execution but expansive in result, with an eye on the charts but the other still fixed in imprinting their songs with their personality and, say independence.” (QRO, Belgium)
FAREWELL DEAR GHOST are an Austrian indie pop quartet (Philipp Szalay, Philipp Prückl, Andreas Födinger and Alex Hackl) that has earned quite a track record within their first period of their career: Their debut album “We Colour The Night” included “Fire”, which instantly made them No.1 on the highly influential Radio FM4 Charts. They subsequently released an EP, “Skin”, in 2016, containing yet another song hitting that No.1 spot: “We Were Wild Once”. Both tracks hit the airwaves across Europe; while especially the latter became hugely popular on Spotify, where the track holds 2 Million plays to date and keeps rising in popularity. Many of their songs have been used in films and commercials, most notably “Fade Out” in a big Austrian telecom campaign in 2016 and “Fire” (i.e. for DPD).
The band toured extensively over the past two years, making themselves a name as being a highly entertaining live act. While they were supporting acts like The Naked And Famous, The Jezabels and Nada Surf, they even played a tour of China (!) and many shows from Belgium to Turkey, from Italy to Czech Republic and many festivals and clubshows in Germany and Austria. They’ve played a memorable show at Eurosonic 2017, finishing off with an encore in the middle of the audience. After yet another trip to Asia (Korea and China this time) and a show at Hamburg’s Reeperbahn Festival, they released their second album “Neon Nature” in October 2017.
The album earned them even more laurels, most notably the prestigious Radio FM4 Award at the Amadeus Austrian Music Awards in 2018.