We’ve been big fans of Mathew Sawyer & The Ghosts since the release of the exceptional How Snakes Eat back in 2010. His wonderfully skewed view of the world, obstinate refusal to conform, and wonderful lyrics marked him out as one of the very best singer-songwriters around. It is fair to say he was for us, on a par with the MM standard setters – Wooden Wand and Withered Hand.
Sad to say then that it appears this summer will see the last ever release from The Ghosts. On the ever reliable Fire Records, it’ll be a box set called Death of The Ghosts and will include an unreleased home recorded album of about 40 songs called Mathew Sawyer Is In Love plus their debut Blue Birds Blood and the aforementioned How Snakes Eat. Apparently there will also be a bunch of artwork and trinkets etc.
For now console yourself with downloads of Children In The City from the new release and the wonderful Diamonds from How Snakes Eat.