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July 1, 2016

NXNE Show Review: First Ghost

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By Kishan Mistry

Thursday, June 16th, local Toronto indie/alt rock band First Ghost graced The Rivoli with their #NXNE showcase supporting U.K band The Hunna. First Ghost is part of an expanding and successful music scene in Southern Ontario. With more and more talent coming out of the great north, it is exciting to see the local scene expanding once again.

The band took to stage as expected at 9:30pm after what seemed to be an extremely long set change over following a great set by fellow local band Midday Swim. Just prior to their set starting, singer and guitarist Anton DeLost urged the crowd to push forward with the intention of making their performance more personal and less awkward for both the band and the audience. It was apparent that the band had some very close friends in the audience and shot out a few jokes at them in between songs. All kidding aside, I appreciate when people show support towards their friend’s interests and if your own friends won’t support you, who will?

First Ghost’s set was comprised of songs mainly off their latest EP “Secret Talk” and a couple tracks of their debut EP “Real Eyes.” Unfortunately they did not play their rendition of Hotline Bling. All in all, the band played an exceptionally well-tuned and refined set, as all band members seemed to have a great on-stage presence and chemistry. This was my second time catching them perform live and I will make it a priority to go out and see them next time they play near me.


In conclusion, First Ghost continues to be one of the most underrated bands in the local southern Ontario Music Scene. With bands like Safe To Say, Seaway, and Coldfront (just to name a few) all being recently signed to record labels it seems like it is a no brainer that First Ghost is next up!

You can stream First Ghost’s second EP “Secret Talk” here.

To view our interview with the band, click here.

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