Come Alive – The Phantom Band videos

Got a job application to finish before I can finish the Mitchell Museum live review but to get me through the former I made up a 15 tracks Phantom Band playlist. These songs are on the playlist: What a band. Hopefully the odd hint of a reunion turn into something concrete, before too long. Finally…

2015 Live

Live Band of the Year – Mercury Rev Unusual to make this award on the basis of just 1 gig but haven’t quite knowing what to expect from Mercury Rev in 2015 I was delighted to find that everything I loved about them as a live band was still present and correct including the psychedelic…

Heaven Up Here – West End Festival

    The Phantom Band West End Festival All Dayer – featuring The Phantom Band, Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat, We Were Promised Jetpacks, RM Hubbert, Tuff Love, De Rosa and ULTRAS – Oran Mor, Glasgow – Sunday 21st June 2015 It’s been a hectic week so it’s taken me this long to get the…

Weird Like Popeye – The Phantom Band live

The Phantom Band – Buskers, Dundee – Sunday 8th February 2015 If there’s one band in the last 12 months I wish that I’d seen play more often it’s the Phantom Band. ‘Strange Friend’ has been one of my favourite albums of the last few years but, before Sunday evening, I’d actually only seen two…

2014 LPs – The Top Ten (plus Reissues/MPK2)

Somewhat belatedly, entirely due to circumstances outwith my control, here’s MPT’s favourite 10 albums of 2014 … The Phantom Band – Strange Friend ‘Strange Friend’ was a classic example of not knowing what you’re wanting until you get it. After a couple of plays I did think it was going to be a disappointment. After…

Are You All Sitting Comfortably? Jesus … – The Phantom Band live

Phantom Band live outings have been rare since the release of ‘Strange Friend’  so the Skinny curated Pleasance Sessions appearance on Saturday night definitely fell into the ‘do not miss’ category. It turned out to be quite a different experience from last time I saw the band in Aberdeen in June. The biggest and most…