The Phantom Band Announce New Album ‘Fear Trending’

It's out on January 26th...

Well, you wait four years for a new album from The Phantom Band and then two come along at once.

Earlier this year the Glasgow collective unveiled 'Strange Friend' to widespread critical acclaim – in fact, Clash so enamoured we even named it as one of the best LPs in 2014 so far.

Now The Phantom Band have announced plans for a quickfire follow up. 'Fear Trending' will be released on January 26th, with the title – as Duncan Marquiss explains – meant as an oblique reference to technology.

"The reference is obviously there," he said. "Maybe it reflects our wariness of communications technology just now – which paradoxically seem to alienate people from themselves. We're all swamped with information so I question whether the band would necessarily want to add to the clickstream."

Check out lead cut 'Tender Castle' HERE.

'Fear Trending' is set to be released on January 26th. Tracklisting:

1. Tender Castle
2. Local Zero
3. Denise Hopper
4. Dark Tape
5. Spectrelegs
6. The Kingfisher
7. Olden Golden Catch

The Phantom Band live:

10 Aberdeen The Lemon Tree
12 Glasgow The Arches

4 London The Lexington
5 York The Duchess
6 Manchester The Deaf Institute
8 Dundee Buskers

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