Simian Ghost // Curtain Call
Like an even more spaced-out, blissful Real Estate, Simian Ghost’s recent album “Youth” tugged at the heart in many ways, as they took their simplistically beautiful indie pop songs and reinterpreted them with a slightly more left-field approach that lost none of the songs’ heart or immediacy.
Now they’ve released a couple of acoustic videos of album tracks, including the brilliant “Curtain Call”, with the innovation stripped away, leaving Simian Ghost clad just in their words, emotion and intimacy. I feel like it suits them just as well as their gently-unconventional approach to indie, but to tell the truth I’m so taken by the album they could probably re-interpret the album via the medium of ancient Aztec dance and I’d be won over. Regardless, judge for yourself whether it suits them, and if you’re missing out on this incredible album, then definitely invest some time in it.
UK tour dates were also announced today and although I’m completely jealous that there’s no Liverpool or Bristol dates, I feel almost legally obliged to grudgingly post the tour dates anyway:
April 10 – London, Surya
April 11 – Manchester, The Soup Kitchen
April 12 – Glasgow, The Captain’s rest
April 13 – Southampton, Joiners