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Talking Aston Villa With… The Ghosts

By Jonny Abrams

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The Ghosts
The Ghosts… Ghoul-azo!

“Forgetting What We Know” by The Ghosts has just been confirmed to feature on Sky Sports Monday Night Football for the 2012-13 Premier League season, while their splendid new single “Underrated” is set for an October 15th release, so Football Burp caught up with the band’s drummer Ian Palmer for a quick natter about his beloved Aston Villa…

I’m told you’re a Villa fan…

I am, for my sins! They’ve got to pull their finger out, haven’t they? 14th in the league at the moment.

Did you watch the Southampton game?

I was actually away but I’ve just been reading the reports – I gather Darren Bent scored ours. Doesn’t look like it was a great day out, losing 4-1!

It was a bit surprising as Villa had looked quite good in their previous couple of games, at Newcastle United and at home to Swansea City.

You know what, I think they’ll come good. As a season ticket holder, you’ve got to keep the faith! (Laughs)

Are you confident that Paul Lambert is the right man for the job?

I think so, although he could have been anyone after the previous manager [Alex McLeish], which I think everyone thought was a bit of a strange one. I think we’ve got a good squad now with a little bit of depth, and I do think they’ll come good. Watch this space! It would be nice to have time to go and see one or two more games, actually, but The Ghosts stuff seems to be coming good so we’re quite busy with that.

Apparently “Forgetting What We Know” was on, or is going to be on, Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football coverage!

Yeah, it’s amazing, a really good thing for us. We’re just in the process now of the third single campaign, a song called “Underrated” which we’re really excited about. It’s being released on October 15th so we’re doing promotion for it now, so to get the song on Sky Sports is amazing. We love it!

Finally, if you had to select a five-a-side team out of all the Villa players you’ve seen in your time as a fan, who would you pick?

Players that are memorable to me? I’ve still got early memories of seeing the likes of Alan McInally playing for Villa all those years ago, and I still live in the area so I see some of the old faces around, like Tony Daley. He’s a top bloke. Even now, I think Darren Bent is a hero.

Ian Palmer, thank you.

“Underrated”, the third single to be taken from The Ghosts’ critically acclaimed debut album The End, will be released on October 15th through Pocket Records. The band will also play the following live dates over the next month…
Sep 28 Grog Shop Cleveland, OH
Oct 20 Stealth Nottingham, United Kingdom
Oct 22 Hoxton Bar & Kitchen London, United Kingdom
Oct 24 The Castle Hotel Manchester, United Kingdom
Oct 25 The End Birmingham, United Kingdom
For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/wearetheghosts