This article was published in 2011.

Halifax acoustic duo Spirit Of John have announced release of their debut single. 'The Hanging Ark' will be released on 9th December 2011 through the Ginhouse Records label.

The single, recorded at the Ginhouse studio in Leeds, will be limited to 100 physical copies and will also be available as a Digital Download.

To celebrate the release, Spirit Of John will be hosting a special launch party upstairs at Milo on the evening of Friday 9th December, where the band will perform with special guest musicians, as well as support from fellow roots, skiffle and punk flavoured acts Troy Faid, Silverlode and The Dragonflies.

The single follows a busy year for the band, which included appearances on bills with The Coral, Doves, The Levellers and Blondie. An album is set for release in April 2012.