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The Greatest Endangered Thing share new music featuring Bellowhead's Jon Boden

Formerly known as Ophelia, and covered in these pages before, Sheffield-based duo The Greatest Endangered Thing have a new EP out, tantalisingly titled Phosphenes: Volume 1.

The new album features fiddle from Bellowhead's legendary Jon Boden, and we're thrilled that the band have agreed to premiere the video for lead single 'Delilah' in Now Then.

We asked band member Rebecca Van Cleave what inspired the new song.

There’s a bit of a loose narrative that ended up running through all the songs on Phosphenes.

For 'Delilah', we wanted to focus on that feeling of the sweet headiness of youth; the electric current that runs through your veins when you realise you could sweep the board or lose everything in a single hand; the cheap thrill of impending danger; the rush of losing yourself in a new person, a new place; of burning so brightly you may spontaneously combust at any moment.

We wanted it to feel explosive, tender, urgent, playful, edgy, celebratory, hedonistic, hand placed a little too close to the flame.

Rebecca Van Cleave

If you like what you hear, The Greatest Endangered Thing are playing a launch show for the EP at the Samuel Worth Chapel in the General Cemetery on 30 May.

They're lucky enough to be supported by two friends of Now Then, singer-songwriters Rhiannon Scutt and Robbie Thompson.

Accessibility info

Samuel Worth Chapel has a wheelchair ramp at the chapel entrance. The most accessible route up to the chapel is via Sandford’s Walk. For Blue Badge parking information, email the General Cemetery.

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