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Our newest signing is Ghostpoet, British singer, songwriter and musician, two-time Mercury Award-nominated artist. He released his album "I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep" on May 1st.

From the album title alone, it’s clear that it is a record that speaks to the tumultuous, queasy state of the nation right now. Since his 2011 debut, "Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam", Ghostpoet has always preferred to tap into the more chaotic and uneasy states of his psyche. What makes this album stand out is how widely he casts his net this time round, dealing with the world at large as well.

From the press:

“…the definitive quarantine album, Ghostpoet is stronger than ever… Brilliantly produced, thematically solid, prescient, insightful and witty.” - 8.5/10 The Line Of Best Fit

“…an artist very much of his times, soundtracking both the encroaching dystopia around us and the blasted heath within.” - The Observer

“This is a perversely rewarding album – a disquieting reflection of the times.” – 4/5 Evening Standard

“Post-millennial tension + sonic adventurism = heavy vibes” - 4/5 Q

“At the height of his observational prowess” - 4/5 The Independent

“Ejimiwe has made a record filled with quiet bubbling tension…yet he also leaves room for lightness, offering a glimmer of hope amid the brooding dread.” – Uncut

“A masterful soundtrack to a failing society” - 4/5 DIY

“…this is a highly rewarding, haunting experience, one that really grapples with the difficulties of keeping calm and carrying on.” – 8/10 Loud and Quiet

“An urgent and highly authentic body of work” - 8/10 Clash

“Among our best and most underrated artists… Important beyond it’s sphere” - 9/10 Gigwise

“The album is soulful, melancholic with bursts of urgent sonics…” – NME

★★★★ – Financial Times
★★★★ – Mojo
★★★★ – Record Collector
★★★★ – RIOT Mag

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