Ahead of their return to the UK this Tuesday October 16th for a headline show at London’s Wembley Arena, The Smashing Pumpkins have revealed the official music video for their current single, “Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)”.

Directed by Billy Corgan and longtime visual collaborator Linda Strawberry, the video is a beautifully crafted riff on cult horror movie conventions. The clip sees Corgan, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin and Jeff Schroeder challenged to spend the night in a haunted house as part of a macabre Halloween promotion hosted by smarmy radio host Jackie Cherry (played by Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath).

‘Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)’ follows ‘Solara’ as the second single to feature on the band’s forthcoming new Rick Rubin-produced LP, Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / Lp: No Past. No Future. No Sun., due for release this November 16th.

Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / Lp: No Past. No Future. No Sun. Track Listing:

1. Knights of Malta
2. Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)
3. Travels
4. Solara
5. Alienation
6. Marchin’ On
7. With Sympathy
8. Seek And You Shall Destroy

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.