Cherry Ghost are an indie rock band from Bolton, England. Cherry Ghost began in 2005, first as an alias for Simon Aldred as a solo artist, before morphing into a full band. Their debut album, Thirst for Romance, was released in July 2007 and entered the UK Album Charts at No. 7. A second album, entitled Beneath This Burning Shoreline, was released in July 2010 to positive critical acclaim. Founding member Simon Aldred, under the moniker Out Cold, released a solo album entitled Invasion of Love in September 2013, featuring a markedly synthpop sound. In May 2014, Cherry Ghost released their third album Herd Runners.