Album release: Simian Ghost
Release date: 29 September 2017
Label: Heist or Hit
More info: Band website
Today Simian Ghost release another slice of effortless joy in the progressive pop of 'Climb The Walls', a lush 8 minutes that journeys through what they do best. A bassline that lends from fellow Swedes ABBA, meets an infectious and expansive feel that combines the likes of The Radio Dept, M83 and the sounds that have already made a name for the band in the past. You can listen to 'Climb The Walls' here.
Simian Ghost started out as a recording project by Swedish songwriter Sebastian Arnström and after two well received solo releases became a fully-fledged band a few years back – picking up extensive international press and acclaim from the likes of Pitchfork, The Guardian (who called Youth a “contender for album of the year”) and, most impressively of all, a lead review in The Times which saw a certain Bruce Springsteen designated a small column that week instead.
The band have since released an ambitious 18 track record in 'The Veil', and remained close, a family even - Sebastian and bandmate Erik Klinga being exactly that, brothers - patiently honing themselves away to work on their sound, and recently adding a fourth member in bassist Wilhem Magnusson. In 2017 they arrive having done what any band in their right mind might do to combat the uncertainty of our modern world, they’ve retained both hope, optimism and their all-encompassing knack for melody - and they’ve written a pop record.
Having made all their previous recordings at home with minimal equipment and resources, this album (self-titled and out September 29th on Heist Or Hit) will be the first to contain some studio-recorded material and you can feel that leap up in production on all four of the singles so far. ”We’re just a bunch of guys doing stuff at home really”, the band states, ”so in many ways this feels like our debut album all over again. And this time we’re ready.”
Press reaction to date
“songs so luscious you might OD on the sweetness.” – The Guardian
2 x Best New Music - Pitchfork
“the perfect balance of modernity and traditional Songwriting, belonging to a lineage of inventive pop from Beach Boys to Beach House.” **** - The Times
“sweet of tooth and of an iridescent beauty.” **** - Mojo
“maximum listening pleasure.” – Wonderland
“utterly spell-binding dose of hyped-up pop.” – The Line Of Best Fit
“Scandi dreamboats make mellifluous indie-pop.” – The Independent
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