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Simian Ghost reveal new single 'Last Night' ahead of album release - premiere

Something for the weekend

Roisin O'Connor
Thursday 20 July 2017 12:37 BST
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Swedish indie-dance act Simian Ghost have been hard at work on their new album.

Co-produced by Phoenix member Thomas Hedlund, Simian Ghost is out on 29 September via Heist or Hit Records.

We're premiering their new single 'Last Night' ahead of its release on 21 July.

Check it out below:

Q&A with Simian Ghost

About Last Night

We’ve always tried our best to do different things on different records. It has a disco thing going, which was something we wanted to play around with, while also containing some more layered stuff. And the lyrics are bleak and direct. Fun and not fun!

What are you listening to at the moment?

I’ve been listening a lot to Krzysztof Penderecki lately. I was obsessed with his work a couple of years ago, and now David Lynch brought it up again, so I’m back in that rabbit hole.

What are your plans for the rest of 2017?

We’re going to release this album at a comfortable pace and then we’re looking forward to doing new exciting stuff. And some touring of course.

What was the first gig you ever played and what’s been the best so far?

The first gig we ever played together was at a place called Spegeln in Gävle, at a local experimental music festival called Push. Since then we’ve done a lot of great gigs, it’s hard to pick out a favorite. We never rehearse, so any show where we manage to play the songs correctly with an audience attending is a victory.

But we did an acoustic one in Gotland a while ago which was really nice. It was very intimate and weird. We like Gotland.

SImian Ghost- the band's self-titled album - is out on 29 September

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