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News

Sep 02, 2014

Glasgow’s The Phantom Band have just released a new video for “Clapshot,” which is good timing considering we’re doing Scotland Week on our website this week. The video features a pair clad in suits and weird masks dancing around a castle and was made by artists Graeme Roger and Kevin Reid for The Royal Scottish Academy. More

Jun 22, 2011

In honor of our Music vs. Comedy issue (on stands now) we asked a few musicians to film a video of themselves telling us their favorite joke. Our fourth installment features The Phantom Band.

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The Phantom Band Announce Sophomore LP

Due for Release Digitally on Chemikal Underground October 19

Aug 25, 2010

Glasgow’s The Phantom Band have announced the release of their second LP. We have the details. More



Interviews

The Phantom Band

The Spotlight Kids

Jul 03, 2009

From their nebulous beginnings as cut-up pranksters, employing Felliniesque stage prop stunts like stairmasters and smoke-breathing wolf heads as well as an extemporaneous set of band names (NRA, Robert Redford, Tower of Girls), the wildly eclectic Glaswegian sextet The Phantom Band have gradually metamorphosed into a proper band and settled on the appropriately elusive moniker. Now they’ve got a great debut LP, Checkmate Savage, to show for it. More


Reviews

Sep 04, 2014

The first 10 seconds of Strange Friend is all you need to realize that listening through it is going to beif nothing elsefun. More

Oct 22, 2010

The Phantom Band released one of 2009’s truly underrated records in Checkmate Savage. A captivating hodgepodge of Tom Waits-like junkshop instrumentation, Krautish rhythms, and a Will Oldham-infused folk fascination, the record hopscotched dramatically stylistically, but still cohered into a satisfying whole. More