Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Presenting...The Phantom Band
Already the PR companies ( those who haven't tried to stuff blogs, that is) are gearing up to promote 2009's big releases.
As a big fan of scottish indie, the fact that Checkmate Savage, the debut LP from The Phantom band will be out at the end of January on Chemikal Underground.
It was recorded at Chem 19, the Delgados' legendary studio, and features Paul Savage from Scotland's Greatest Ever Band in the role of producer, engineer, and guiding force. It was also recorded at Franz Frdinand's studio in Govan.
Whilst i have turned my nose up at some ridiculous press releases that have crossed the threshold of 17 Seconds Towers in the past the description of 'Beefheart meets Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Neu! meets Nick Cave' might actually be pretty accurate on the basis of what I have heard so far.
The Phantom Band's webpage/The Phantom band's Myspace