Hebden Bridge Trades Club 2022

Cherry Ghost returned to the live stage at the Hebden Bridge Trades Club on Sunday February 6th.

The setlist played was as follows:

My God Betrays
Thirst For Romance
False Alarm
Kissing Strangers
Herd Runners
Fragile Reign
People Help The People
Dead Man’s Suit

All I’m Dreaming Of
Please Come Home
Drinking For Two

For videos & pictures of the show visit the Cherry Ghost fans facebook group.

Tim’s Twitter Listening Party Replay

Simon Aldred tweeted his memories of writing & recording the debut Cherry Ghost album for Tim’s Twitter Listening Party. You can replay the full party in real time here.

The Trades Club Show

The rearranged date for the show at The Trades Club in Hebden Bridge. Tickets are sold out.

Hebden Bridge Trades Club Update

A message from the Hebden Bridge Trades Club.

Live At The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge

The brand new Cherry Ghost live album ‘Live At The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge’ is being released on Record Store Day, Saturday August 29th.

Recorded at The Trades Club in January 2015 as part of the Heavenly Recordings 25th birthday celebrations. The album is being released on Heavenly Recordings. For more visit the Heavenly website.

For participating record stores, visit the Record Store Day website.

Beneath This Burning Shoreline Out Today on Vinyl

Beneath This Burning Shoreline is released on vinyl for the first time today. Available as part of the Love Record Stores event from 9am. Visit the Love Record Stores website to find the full list of participating record stores.

The band have managed to dig out some studio live footage taken 10 years ago as they prepared to tour the album.

“One sunny day spent in the studio with Cherry Ghost before
they set off on their tour. This is one of three performances we filmed with them for online promotion of their latest album ‘Beneath the Burning Shoreline’
– Soupco

Watch the video here.

Beneath This Burning Shoreline Vinyl

Beneath This Burning Shoreline will be released on vinyl for the first time on June 20th as part of the Love Record Stores event.

Visit the Love Record Stores website to see the full list of releases available and participating record stores.

Also on vinyl, Live at the Trades Club Hebden Bridge will follow on August 29th for Record Store Day.

Rescheduled Trades Club Date

The gig at the Hebden Bridge Trades Club originally planned for April 18th, will now take place on Friday December 11th. Tickets for the show are already sold out.

The Trades Club

A message from our friends at Heavenly Recordings regarding the cancellation of the Heavenly 30 weekend at The Trades Club.

Record Store Day

Record Store Day today announced the release of a new Cherry Ghost live album – Live at the Trades Club Hebden Bridge. The album will be released by Heavenly Recordings on Record Store Day, June 20th on 12″ double vinyl.

As the final act before their hiatus – coming after three critically praised albums in a decade – ‘Live at the Trades Club Hebden Bridge’ is Cherry Ghost performing an intimate, starkly arranged set at the 2015 Heavenly Weekender.Released now for the first time – on double vinyl and download – this is perhaps the best realised collection of songs from Cherry Ghost, the alias of the Ivor Novello award-winning songwriter Simon Aldred.The instrumentation – Aldred is joined on keyboards and light percussion by Christian Madden and Grenville Harrop – brings to the fore Aldred’s peerless songwriting, his oak-aged, prematurely wisened baritone.’History’ wrote the Quietus in 2014, ‘will be kind to Aldred’, and this collection proves exactly that – with a bit of time and distance, the songs presented here show a highly singular, highly accomplished songwriter, aspiring to the pop classicism of Glen Campbell or Bill Callahan.All of human life is here – tracking a drizzly Northern gothic of last bus loneliness, late-night Spars, solitary drinkers, factory floors and Gods that betray.And yet, there’s more than meets the eye.There’s magnetic renderings of his best known songs – ‘4AM’, ‘People Help the People’, the soaring ‘Mathematics’ – but surprises reveal themselves.’All I Want’ and ‘Herd Runners’ candidly examine Aldred’s sexuality, whilst the seldom heard b-side ‘Bad Crowd’ reveals Aldred to be a much funnier songwriter than remembered.What runs right through Aldred’s work, however, is a yearning – a much tested faith in romance – so no wonder that the album ends on its most optimistic notes, at the darkest point of winter nestled in the West Yorkshire valleys, promising clear skies ever closer.

1. Drinking For Two
2. Herd Runners
3. 4am
4. Fragile Reign

5. Sacramento
6. Thirst For Romance
7. My God Betrays
8. Throw Me To The Dogs

9. All I Want
10. False Alarm
11. Bad Crowd
12. Please Come Home

13. Mathematics
14. Four Eyes
15. People Help The People
16. Clear Skies Ever Closer

Also released on Record Store Day on vinyl for the first time, 10 years after its release – Beneath This Burning Shoreline also on Heavenly Recordings.

This will be first time the record is released on vinyl.”I thought, if I don’t state my case now I’ll never get that opportunity again.” ‘Beneath This Burning Shorelines’, released in 2010, was the second album from Cherry Ghost – the project of Ivor Novello winning songwriter Simon Aldred.Released on vinyl for the first time, ten years after its release, it stands as Aldred’s bona fide masterpiece – not least by the songwriter himself. Following the chart success of Cherry Ghost’s debut ‘Thirst For Romance’, Aldred felt disillusioned with touring an album he viewed to be stylistically “schizophrenic.” Whilst proud of the songs on that record, he had visions of something more cohesive, more mood-based – where ideas re-occur, images are fragmented and songs bleed into one another.Similarly, he’d been returning heavily to artists like Sparklehorse and Wilco.After nearly a decade on the dole, once Cherry Ghost brought Aldred financial stability the first thing he did was travel Europe – the album is galvanised by these solo rail journeys through cities like Berlin and Rome.Like Scott Walker’s late 60s work, it’s a romantic vision of a Europe filtered through the lens of an outsider.Atmospherics, too, would be crucial – Aldred had been listening to film soundtracks, and songs here are linked by unmoored instrumental passages. ‘Beneath This Burning Shoreline’ is overwhelmingly in a minor key, and choruses are few – ‘Kissing Strangers’, however, is the album’s only anthemic moment.”That references my days a young gay man” says Aldred, “staggering between bars but yearning for something more.” The album’s most powerful moment is the haunting ‘My God Betrays’ – “it is” he explains, “a completely bleak portrait.” Inspired by the writings of Albert Camus, the song is an anti-hymn to a malevolent God, a prayer to a Lord who plays to the crowds and turns on the weak.’People Help the People It is Not’.There is, however, some redemption – the chiming ‘Black Fang’ is one of the most successfully realized love songs in Aldred’s back catalogue.A decade on, it remains Aldred’s proudest work – “It’s the one I always go back to, to remind myself what I get out of music.”

For more information on Record Store Day, visit the RSD website.