Wolverhampton-based songwriter, Luke Rainsford has today shared his new video for ‘Looking For Your Ghost’, whilst on the road this week with As It Is and Dream State, ahead of Slam Dunk Festival appearances this weekend.
“I’m buzzing to be playing Slam Dunk for the first time. I’ve been going since I was a teenager, and being able to actually play is a dream come true. So many of my favourite bands have played over the years, so it’s a real honour.”
‘Looking For Your Ghost’ is taken from his new EP, ‘I Just Don’t Deserve To Be Loved’, out now through Scylla Records.
Alongside the new video, Luke Rainsford will be appearing at this years 2000 Trees Festival in Cheltenham, UK. Luke joins the lineup alongside At The Drive-In, Twin Atlantic and Enter Shikari and many more.
“I’ll be performing a solo set at 2000 Trees Festival on Saturday 14th July on the Forest Stage. I’m so excited to play this beautiful festival for the first time, especially amongst such a stacked line-up!” – Luke Rainsford.
Currently touring in support of ‘I Just Don’t Deserve To Be Loved’, which was released in early April through Scylla Records – An EP inspired by the passing of Luke’s mother. Rainford’s music also carries a strong message towards positive mental health attitudes, anti-prejudice and sexual equality.
“I’m often told that my songs have inspired someone on their path and it’s a fantastic feeling knowing that I’ve helped them in some way.
“The new EP is about losing someone, but also it’s much deeper than that. It’s a tough record, filled with guilt and how I handled my mental health. When my mum died, I stayed away for a while. There’s no set way to deal with grief.
“I want to keep spreading the message of positive mental health attitudes through my music and standing against any form of prejudice. It’s very important to me and something that i’m extremely vocal about.”
Drawing influences from the likes of Aaron West & The Roaring Twenties, The Front Bottoms and Jimmy Eat World, the emo influence running through Rainsford’s music is clear to see.
The six tracks of ‘I Just Don’t Deserve To Be Loved’ are deep, dark, resentful and honest, whilst a rumbling of positivity remains throughout. Rainsford’s tales of loss and grief, will wrap you up in a relatable blanket of emotion and hold you in tight.
24 MAY – Bristol, The Lantern w/ As It Is
25 MAY – London, St Pancras Old Church w/ As It Is *SOLD OUT*
26 MAY – Leeds, Slam Dunk Festival
27 MAY – Hatfield, Slam Dunk Festival
28 May – Birmingham, Slam Dunk Festival
14 JUL – Cheltenham, 2000 Trees Festival
28 JUL – Bristol, Fat Lip Festival
29 JUL – Newport, Le Pub
‘I Just Don’t Deserve To Be Loved’ is out now and available on 12″ vinyl and through all usual digital retailers.