US LP pressing. Cherry Ghost return with third album 'Herd Runners' on Heavenly Recordings. · for the last couple of years, Simon Aldred has been in a state of wilful musical schizophrenia. Since 2007, Bolton-born Aldred has - to all intents - been Cherry Ghost, a band known for perfecting a kind of widescreen North Western country soul. Yet the third Cherry Ghost album, 'Herd Runners', arrives after an extensive period in which Aldred's own music been pulled in multiple different directions. · Firstly, as a songwriter-for-hire, Aldred has helped nurture the best of nascent British talent (including hugely tipped artists like Sam Smith and Kwabs). Latterly, he produced a set of critically lauded post-midnight electronic love songs under the Out Cold guise. Somewhere in the middle, there's the small matter of the Phoenix-like rebirth of Aldred's Ivor Novello winning 2007 single 'People Help the People' as it went on to chart highly in fourteen different countries in 2010 when it was covered by the teenage singer Birdy.