First there was one, now there is many.
Simian Ghost began as a solo project, helmed by Sebastian Arnström. Continually adding new members, the band's miserablist approach to indie pop has turned them into cult heroes.
2012's 'Youth' was something of a breakthrough. Matching heartbreaking lyrics to golden melodies, Simian Ghost hit upon a winning (indie) pop formula.
Set to be re-issued, the new edition of 'Youth' comes equipped with five brand new recordings. Out on September 9th, Clash is lucky enough to be able to provide a preview.
'2012' seems to capture the spirit of those original recording sessions, opening with glistening strummed guitars before giving way to a few, Belle & Sebastian style rhythm.
Joyous yet knowing, Simian Ghost seem to overcome huge obstacles with each note, each rushing crescendo.
Check it out now.