Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Cherry Ghost

Cherry Ghost is an English indie rock band led by Simon Aldred (born September 1975 in Bolton). Cherry Ghost began in Bolton in 2005, first as an alias for Simon as a solo artist, then slowly morphing into a full band. They currently enjoy considerable airplay on BBC Radio 2. Their debut album, Thirst For Romance, entered the UK album charts at #7.

The band has supported Amy Winehouse, Polytechnic, Fields, The Spinto Band, and more recently announced Manic Street Preachers on tour. In September 2007, Cherry Ghost was nominated for "best new act" in the 2007 Q Awards, although they lost to the Coventry, England-based band The Enemy.

On October 22, 2007, Simon stated on the band's MySpace page that they will begin recording their second album in Berlin, Germany in 2008.

The music on the debut album he’s recorded under the name Cherry Ghost reflects a kaleidoscope of musical influences from far beyond the North West: the Cherry Ghost name comes from a line in a Wilco song, and, in quick succession, he namechecks gospel singer Mahalia Jackson, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kelis, Sparklehorse, “the really shameless melodies” of 80s pop, Smog, old soul, and the importance of the album’s producer, Dan Austin, who has a day-job as part of the Massive Attack collective. But the lyrics are shot through with individuals and situations inspired by Aldred’s hometown. Recommended!

Cherry Ghost - Mathematics
Cherry Ghost @ MySpace

Cherry Ghost - People Help People

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Blogger Ziggy said...

Dirty Projectors - The Getty Address !!!
Supergrass - Life On Other Planets !!!
The Bees - Octopus !!!
+ Regina Spektor, Midlake, Curtis Mayfield, etc.

The Wallflowers - Bringing Down The Horse
Red Hot Chili Peppers - One Hot Minute
Bob Seger - Greatest Hits



The Outlaws, Melissa Etheridge, Dixie Chicks, Kansas, etc.


Daft Punk - Albums

Live Electronic

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Anonymous Jflo said...

Thank you soo much! i really appreciate all the great music you put up!
could you possibly put up all time low's most recent album? i thank you!

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