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Cairobi shares new single, “Ghost” and sets release date for debut LP


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Cairobi have shared “Ghost,” the latest single from their debut self-titled album released on Jan 27th on Week of Wonders. The single comes ahead of a string of newly-announced headline UK dates this November, which includes London’s Sebright Arms.
“Ghost” is the latest chapter in Cairobi’s exciting, colourful journey. Following their buzzy 2014 EP Distant Fire, the band have released a steady stream of wonderfullypsychedelic, exotic and exultant tracks including Zoraide and Lupo, which have accelerated the band through huge TV syncs, a long list of press accolades and amazing support across UK Radio, especially at Radio 1 and 6Music. New single “Ghost” continues the trend; infectious and psychedelic with a groove that will move you.

“Ghost” is a song about the attraction for someone we are just getting to know, about the very first days of a relationship” says Giorgio. “It’s about the mixture of fear, hope, insecurity and confidence that makes your legs wobble and your head spin. It’s a love song”

Ahead of the release of the debut album, Cairobi are heading out on the road playing Leeds, London and Bristol in November and Paris’ Winter Camp in December:

Tue 8th Nov LEEDS, Headrow House FREE ENTRY
Wed 9th Nov LONDON, Sebright Arms
Thu 10th Nov BRISTOL, Louisiana
Sat 10th Dec PARIS, Winter Camp Festival

Cairobi are a headily eclectic globe-crossing fourpiece of Giorgio Poti (vocals, guitars), Alessandro Marrosu (bass), Salvador Garza (keys) and Aurelien Bernard (drums). Their sound reflects their various backgrounds with a unique multi-cultural twist.

Their debut self-produced album was written in Berlin and, fittingly with their diverse nationalities, was recorded between Berlin, London, Rome and New York. Music and this resulting album was Giorgio’s means of finding his way through health problems, as after relocating to Berlin, he started to suffer frequent, violent migraines that would incapacitate him for an average of twelve days a month.

“I could either stay still, in silence, eyes shut, or take the medication and hope it worked so I could move on with my day,” he recalls. “Even when the medicine worked, it would make me extremely sleepy, so some of the music and lyrics on this record were written in a state of drowsiness. That part wasn’t particularly fun, but maybe it helped me get rid of some filters. Luckily, the headaches stopped after about a year.”