Stealth archives: 2012

Ghostpoet (live) at The Rescue Rooms, The Rescue Rooms

  • Tuesday 21st February 2012
  • Supported by: Ghostpoet (live), Alt J (∆)

Tuesday 21st February, 2012

Live in The Rescue Rooms *Early curfew gig - doors 7pm*



A U.K based MC whose beats and flow brimmed with drowsy anxiety, Ghostpoet (Obaro Ejimiwe) became involved with music while attending university. He was a member of a grime collective but eventually gravitated toward a less energetic production sound and MC’ing style, introduced on 2010’s 'The Sound of Strangers', a self-released four-track EP that caught the ear of BBC DJ Gilles Peterson.

Peterson licensed the EP for his Brownswood label and featured a demo version of the track “Liines” on the sixth Brownswood Bubblers compilation, issued that November. Back in February '11 Brownswood released the first Ghostpoet full-length, 'Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam', featuring the single 'Cash & Carry Me Home':

The track recieved support on Radio 1 from the likes of Rob Da Bank, Gilles Peterson, Nick Grimshaw & Zane Lowe, and was followed up by the album's second single 'Survive It':

In 2011 Ghostpoet supported Metronomy and Jamie Woon on their UK tours, and spent his summer performing at the world's best music festivals - including Glastonbury, Sónar, Latitude, Secret Garden Party and Bestival.

At the end of the summer Ghostpoet was announced as one of the nominees for the 2011 Mercury Prize.