I have scouts around the world. I can kind of say that now, my reliable friend in Basel, Switzerland, gave me a shout out for The Phantom Band . Turned out to be a shout worth listening to.
The Phantom Band have been lurking since 2004, and in 2007 signed to London label Trial & Error. They now ply their trade locally with Glasgow indie label Chemikal Underground. Their third album The Wants was released in October 2010.
If I were to like Glavegas, then The Phantom Band is whay they’d have to sound like. The Scottish vocals of lead singer Rick Anthony weave yarns with plenty of Celtic charm over mesmeric experimental folk pop tracks. They are upbeat too which is probably why I like them over the tedious melancholy of Glasvegas.
Here are some tracks from The Wants. I think you’ll like them.