Snow Ghosts blend folk vocals and songwriting sensibilities with electronica to dramatic and haunting effect.
Formed by Ross Tones and Hannah Cartwright and named after the pair's alter egos Throwing Snow and Augustus Ghost, the duo were first brought together after singer/songwriter Cartwright moved to the U.K. in 2008. With Tones active in the British music scene with his own Left Blank label -- which signed Vessel, Young Echo, and WIFE -- and with his work as Throwing Snow taking precedence, the duo released their first collaboration together as Snow Ghosts in 2011. The Lost at Sea EP melded Tones' industrial-infused electronica with Cartwright's classic English folk-style vocals. While continuing with their own solo projects, and with Tones supporting Bonobo and Atoms for Peace on tour as Throwing Snow, the pair slowly put together what would become their debut album. Signing to London club Fabric's Houndstooth label in 2013, Snow Ghosts released A Small Murmuration in the summer of that year. The debut album successfully blended the duo's mix of dark, brooding electronica and pagan-influenced folk. Expanding into a trio with the addition of multi-instrumentalist Oli Knowles of EXES, their second LP, the nautically themed A Wrecking, appeared in early 2015. Husk, an EP boasting a remix by Prurient, followed in 2016. The group spent the next two years working on their third LP. The effort, A Quiet Ritual, arrived in spring of 2019 and featured a recorded performance of the traditional Scottish classical instrument, the carnyx. ~ Rich Wilson & Marcy Donelson, Rovi