A truly unique group, The Phantom Band's two albums to date represent a marvellous, unholy fusion of indie, folk, Krautrock and more.
Taking a break, the band's myriad side projects have made for enthralling viewing. Now, though, The Real Thing is set to crawl back into town.
The Phantom Band will release new album 'Strange Friend' on June 2nd, with the material seemingly informed by the musicians' love/hate relationship with the band itself.
"Like all true utopias it can feel impossible to maintain," guitarist Duncan Marquiss explains in the press note we've been handed. "But we'd have fallen apart long ago if any one band member took the reins, and that friction between people throws up music that no single person in the band would have imagined otherwise. I still hope our utopia will turn into whisky fountains and flying sandwiches."
New track 'The Wind That Cried The World' is online now. Opening with some deeply retro, 70s style synth lines the arrangement quickly gives away to stark, propulsive songwriting whilst the chorus is oddly anthemic.
The Phantom Band will release new album 'Strange Friend' on June 2nd. Tracklisting:
1. The Wind That Cried The World
3. Doom Patrol
5. (Invisible) Friend
7. No Shoes Blues
8. Women Of Ghent
The Phantom Band have confirmed the following shows:
3 Glasgow The Art School
4 London Hoxton Bar & Grill
5 Manchester The Deaf Institute
6 Aberdeen The Tunnels