Already one of the most exciting bills of the year, we’re proud to announce that Al-J and The Horrors will be joined at their Manchester Central show by Ghostpoet.
The working name of Obaro Emijiwe, Ghostpoet came to the fore with his astonishing debut LP. Working under his now famous Ghostpoet moniker, Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam was released through the mega influential Brownswood label, and quickly became regarded as one of the most affecting, heartfelt and important records of the decade so far. Nominated for the 2011 Mercury Prize, the self-produced LP gave a platform for Obaro’s unique voice and unparalleled ability for storytelling.
Having sat on the panel for the 2014 edition, this year Ghostpoet has once again been nominated for the Mercury Award for his latest LP, Shedding Skin – a record accurately summed up by Mojo as “anthems of vague disquiet, and an utterly satisfying sense of an artist following his own directs and nobody else’s”.