Originally formed in London in 2001, The Ghost of Lemora immediately made an indelible impression on the UK alternative scene with their debut EP “Silhouette Scene”, featuring the blistering “Dread The Day”. After selling 500 copies in a matter of days, the EP became collectable, and the band was signed to Resurrection Records.
The first album, “Reach for the Ground”, was released in 2004, with the band playing headline shows at Camden Underworld and many venues across the UK and Europe, including support slots with The Damned.
2007 saw the release of the second album, ”Happy End of the World”, with the EP “Hello Mr” following in 2015.
2015 brought a major line-up change, with Jeff Simon (drums), Colin Ness (bass) and Peter Jennings (keyboards) joining original members Paul Swift (guitar, backing vocals) and Richard Winstone (lead vocals). The band’s sound was transformed, and the critically acclaimed EP “Sweet Satan” was released in 2016.
Following UK and European dates in 2017 and 2018, The Ghost of Lemora went into Andy Ramsey’s (Stereolab) Press Play studios to record the album “Love Can Be Murder”. Produced by Ramsey and Paul Tipler (Placebo, Julian Cope), “Love Can Be Murder” is a substantial achievement, and represents the band’s most ambitious work to date. It was released in February 2021.