Cherry Ghost has also unveiled a charming black and white video to the album’s first single ‘Clear Skies Ever Closer’. The video is the directorial debut of Maxine Peake and stars both herself and Shaun Evans, star of ‘Endeavour’, as (possibly) estranged lovers wistfully contemplating their relationship.

Maxine Peake on the making of the video: “I’ve known Simon since 6th form and am a big fan of Cherry Ghost but bizarrely didn’t realise they where one and the same. I only found out when Marc Riley informed me of the fact before inviting me along to a Cherry Ghost session for 6music. Which was absolutely stunning. So when Simon approached me to direct Clear Skies I hesitated for a second (as I’ve never directed anything in my life!) but I like a challenge and it was just too good an opportunity to pass up. I’d bought Shaun Evans ‘Beneath the Burning Shoreline’ as a birthday present a couple of years ago so I knew he wouldn’t need much arm twisting to take part. Clear Skies Ever Closer is such a beautiful and evocative track, it was a real honour to try and represent Simon’s artistry on screen. It was a steep learning curve but I thoroughly enjoyed it.”

Cherry Ghost Live Dates
17 June – GLASGOW – Oran Mor
19 June – LONDON – Islington Assembly Hall
20 June – LIVERPOOL – East Village Arts Club
21 June – LEEDS – Brudenell Social Club
24 June – BIRMINGHAM – The Institute
25 June – MANCHESTER – Cathedral