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Breathe EP

by Simon's Ghost

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Breathe 03:22
Just where do I become content? These sins surrounding me. This distraction, a heart-strung reaction Open hands and fractured smiles. Oh, the veils, veils, veils All the time, surrounding me. I'll never be hurt this way again, Ridding myself of niaive content. It's nothing, my feelings Inside. It's something, I've known Inside I could almost hear her breathe You could feel her breath upon you. And so it had to end A ghost, a pill, a forgotten friend. It's just Like Mother said, Read it once then leave again.
Eilean 02:24
I've been called away by my own name In another's tongue, somehow familiar One moment of beauty Looking at land and sea I lost my identity Found stillness within me Unguided by Man but by the distant seas of fate The love of the Earth in this special place But there's so much more to the land when the spirit sees The whole world within me
A child in a curious phase A man with sullen ways Oh, I know very well how I got my name You think you were my first love You think you were my first love, but you're wrong You were the only one Who's come and gone When thirteen years old Who dyed his hair gold ? Oh, I know very well, I don't need to be told You think you were my first love You think you were my first love, but you're wrong You were the only one Who's come and gone You were the only one Who's come and gone
Downstream 04:16


A combination of spiky post-punk with indie sensibilities, complete with understated Morrissey cover. Genuine comments from listeners:They remind me of Joy Division. interesting and complex. The band reminds me of Deathcab for Cutie...I get kind of an 80's goth vibe...which is cool really good, avant garde sound has a 1980s/90s vibe. Sounds like a combination of the Talking Heads and the Doors...post punk, nearly gothic, Joy Division, but could be Nick Cave...maybe some Devo thrown in...a little menace and perhaps paranoia...


released October 1, 2017


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Simon's Ghost UK

Chris Smillie has been writing songs forever under a few different names but the one he always come back to is ‘Simon’s Ghost’. The name is derived from a particularly good track by Factory Records band, Crispy Ambulance from the album, The Plateau Phase.

The first album, A Sea of Stars, is lo-fi electronica - New Order with Casiotones. The second, Cold, is a far harder new wave guitar sound.
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