Ghostpoet – Cancelled



GHOSTPOET – Cancelled

Button Factory

Friday 24th November


Unfortunately, Ghostpoet at Button Factory has had to be cancelled. Refunds available from place of purchase.
Message below:
Due to the ongoing Corona epidemic I’m gutted to inform you that my tour dates in October and November have been cancelled. Rest assured when it’s safe to do so I’ll be back on the live circuit. In a ferocious way.
On another more important note, stay well and stay safe. The world has gone to shit and it pains me daily. Love more, shoot more shots, care less about the insignificant stuff. Life is short.

Love and hugs

Ghostpoet performs on 24th November in The Button Factory and tickets are on sale.

Ghostpoet recently announced his new album ‘I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep’, which will be released through Play It Again Sam on May 1st.  Alongside this he shares the first taster of the record, “Concrete Pony”, accompanied by a visionary, mind-bending video.


‘Ejimiwe always has an atmospheric palette to lay his tremulous growl atop’ – The Irish Times

‘a mesmerising meditation on uncertainty and unease, which bridges the gaps between urban poetry, post-rock and brooding electronica’  – Q magazine

The two-time Mercury Prize nominee Ghostpoet (aka Obaro Ejimiwe) follows up 2017’s acclaimed ‘Dark Days + Canapés’ with a record which couldn’t feel more prescient,  a dystopian snapshot of the universal unease and anxiety we feel as we enter into this new decade,  an uncertain future distilled across these 10 vital tracks.  

The bluesy, gritty ‘Concrete Pony’ is the perfect entry point to the record – in Obaro’s own words; “It’s a snapshot of where we’re at as a society I feel, we seem to have everything and nothing at all. Infinite possibilities and choices galore but we seem set in stone, frozen in place, oblivious to the storm clouds in the distance…”

Watch “Concrete Pony” video here


The video, shot by Thomas James, acts as a brilliant companion piece. With its distinctly Lynchian feel, surreal, foreboding and beautifully cinematic, it is a must watch.


Recorded in London and written, arranged and produced by Ghostpoet, ‘I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep’ incorporates a myriad of sounds and styles but is anchored by the more alt-rock sonics presented across his last two records.  It features guest vocals from an eclectic mix of artists; Art School Girlfriend, Skinny Girl Diet’s Delilah Holiday, SaraSara and Katie Dove Dixon.  Obaro has always had a keen ear for collaboration, having worked with the likes of Massive Attack, Nadine Shah, Melanie Di Biasio, Maximo Park’s Paul Smith and Damon Albarn’s Africa Express among others across his distinguished career.


Ghostpoet debuted songs from the new album at BBC 6 Music Festival in London’s Dingwalls, Camden.


I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep


Breaking Cover

Concrete Pony

Humana Second Hand

Black Dog Got Silver Eyes

Rats In A Sack

This Trainwreck Of A Life

Nowhere To Hide Now

When Mouths Collide

I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep

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 Album pre-order



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