Sweeping guitars and driving beat. Meet – The Phantoms


Formed back in 2012, Scottish four-piece The Phantoms have earned quite a reputation for their energy-fuelled live shows. Now, releasing their new single Shadows – out on 21st April 2017 – they look set to take the rest of the UK by storm.

Comprised of Colin Simpson (vocals/guitar), Euan Crowe (lead guitar), Blair Cullen (drums) and Zach Tarimo Goodhur (bass), The Phantoms create their own distinct brand of sweeping, anthemic indie-rock. With infectious hooks reminiscent of the likes of noughties legends Kasabian, Shadows is an undeniably catchy track, propelled by driving beats and whirring reverb.

The quartet has already supported Catfish And The Bottlemen and We Were Promised Jetpacks, as well as playing Isle Of Wight Festival and selling out King Tuts in Glasgow. Having also received widespread airplay from the likes of Radio X, The Phantoms are fast becoming one of Scotland’s most exciting prospects.

Shadows, the forthcoming single from The Phantoms, is out on 21st April 2017.

Meet – The Phantoms

For those unfamiliar with your bands history, can you tell us all how you all met up and decided to start a band?

We all met up at school. We shared a similar interest in music, so we started the phantoms. The line-up has since changed but we all know each other through music and local bands.

Who would you list as your musical influences?

Kasabian, Foals, Oasis, Catfish and the Bottlemen and Joy Divison

What’s the coolest thing that’s happened to you as a band since you started up?

Being able to write songs and play them at gigs. I think Isle of Wight was a crazy moment, taking song you wrote in your bedroom to a stage like that was pretty cool

What are your hopes and dreams as a band for the next few years?

To keep on enjoying what we do, we want to be as big as possible. Sell out bigger venues and be everywhere.

What are some of your favorite albums from the past few years?

Catfish and the bottlemen – Balcony

Do you see any real use for social media, or is it all just a pain in the ass to keep with?

I love it.. It lets you connect with people who follow you and give them an insight what goes on with the band

Do you pay attention to reviews or comments from people about your music or do you just turn that noise off?

I pay a lot of attention to reviews and comments. It allows us to gain an insight what everyone thinks. It gives you the drive and confidence to do more.

If you could tour anywhere in the world, where would you want to go?

America or it would be cool to do a massive tour in the UK

Can music save the mortal soul or is just a good backbeat to your life?

Music can save the mortal soul. It gives people hope and gets them through tough times in their lives. That’s more than just making noise.

Any last thoughts for your fans?

Just a massive thanks to them. Without them we wouldn’t be able to enjoy and do what we do. Most important part of this band by far

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