The Helicopter Of The Holy Ghost launch with video for Slow Down

The Helicopter Of The Holy Ghost
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New Canterbury-inspired outfit The Helicopter Of The Holy Ghost, who feature members of Engineers, Bluetones, theaudience and more, have released a video for their very first single Slow Down, which you can watch below.

Slow Down is the first music from the band's upcoming debut album Afters, which will be released through Kscope on August 13. You can view the new album artwork and tracklisting below.

The seeds for The Helicopter Of The Holy Ghost were sewn with former 90s indie band theaudience member Billy Reeves who resurrected musical ideas and demos with Bluetones singer Mark Morriss, Mark Peters from Engineers and keyboard player Crayola Lectern from Lost Horizons and Departure Lounge.

Afters also features a stellar guest list, including Thomas Anderson of fellow Kscope signees Gazpacho, Simon Raymonde of Cocteau Twins, Dale Davis from Amy Winehouse’s band and Andy Lewis from Paul Weller’s band.

Afters will be available on vinyl, CD and digitally.

Pre-order Afters.

The Helicopter & The Holy Ghost

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The Helicopter Of The Holy Ghost: Afters
1. Slow Down
2. Difficult Song
3. Tony Got A Car
4. A Little Longer
5. Hangar Lane Gyratory System; 4.44am
6. I Will Never Hurt
7. End Of Loneliness
8. You Too
9. I Didn't

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.