Friday, 30 January 2015

The Phantoms

Ralph's been a big fan of Edinburgh band The Phantoms since he covered them back in April last year after they played a set at the Ralph's Life CD Launch in Electric Circus for the Rethink Mental Illness charity. They've since played a succession of gigs including the one and only King Tut's in Glasgow.

He's played their single Revolution a few times now on his Radio KC Sunday Show along with a few of their other tracks and they featured in his 2014 Top 100 tracks. Good news is, The Phantoms have released Wasting Time as a single with video and it's a great follow up to the anthemic Revolution.

Focusing on their driving guitar sound backed by thumping drumming and strong vocals it's a fair bet Scotland's DJ's will be pricking their ears up and The Phantoms will again see some serious air play.

No wonder XFM's Jim Gellatly was quoted as saying - "Soaring atmospheric Britpop -What Oasis would have sounded like if they'd listened to The Doors rather than The Beatles." 

Catch them live if you can as they support Cold Ocean Lies in King Tut's on the 14th of March. The Phantoms are Ralph's 'ones to watch' for 2015.

Wasting Time takes their sound to a whole new gritty level, acompanied by a powerful vocal as The Phantoms are very quickly proving to be Scotland's answer to Catfish and The Bottlemen

The Phantoms must be favourites for T in The Park's T Break stage this year (Ralph predicted it for The Vigo Thieves three years ago and they've never looked back since).

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