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The Glass Phantoms Release Video For ‘Call My Name’

Glass Phantomes FSCMNThe Glass Phantoms have released a  video for Call My Name, the track is taken from their new single that was released via Abattoir Blues Records, the single also features stunning artwork by God’s Teeth based on the lyrics from the single.

The Punk Site review of Call My Name / Funeral Song can be found here

The Glass Phantoms new single can be downloaded and streamed here

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The Glass Phantoms

Funeral Song / Call My Name

Abattoir Blues Records
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Rating: 4.5/5

 
 

 

 

The Glass Phantoms have released a new double a side single featuring two new songs, Funeral Song and live favourite Call My Name, the single has been released via Abattoir Blues Records and follows on from The Glass Phantoms 2016 self released debut, I Am The Dark. The single also features stunning artwork by God’s Teeth based on the lyrics from the single, artwork that it must be said captures the spirit of the single perfectly.

Funeral Song boasts a dark twisted hypnotic hammering rhythm, overlaid with vocalist Jimi Wade‘s rasping blues howl and some impressively twisted guitar work, Call My Name takes a step further into the shadows, this song has been an established feature of their live sets, and it’s transferred perfectly to the studio. Unlike most songs with a title like that, this is no love song, it contains the lyric “I’ll Put Your Screams Upon My Mantlepiece” that inspired the dark artwork by God’s Teeth. On this track they up the ante from the opener, Funeral Song, to deliver a deliciously dark and twisted number that personifies everything that I love about this band.

This is a move forward from last years impressive debut single, I Am The Dark, that demonstrates The Glass Phantoms are spreading their wings, with two perfect singles under their belt, and a reputation for heartfelt blistering live performances, The Glass Phantoms are building a reputation for being a band that are delivering their own blend of blues, stoner rock and alt rock which is delivered with their own dark twist, and as a result it’s hard not to fall under their spell. Now that they have Abattoir Blues Records behind them the future is somewhat perversely looking very bright for The Glass Phantoms.

The Glass Phantoms Facebook page can be found here

The Glass Phantoms new single can be downloaded and streamed here

The Abattoir Blues Records website can be found here

The Glass Phantoms Release New Single

Glass Phantoms Feb 17The Glass Phantoms have released a new single featuring two new songs, Funeral Song and Call My Name, the single will be released via Abattoir Blues Records and follows on from The Glass Phantoms 2016 self released debut, I Am The Dark. The single also features stunning artwork by God’s Teeth based on the lyrics from the single.

The Glass Phantoms Facebook page can be found here

The Glass Phantoms new single can be downloaded and streamed here

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Days Above / The Madding Crowd / The Glass Phantoms

Night And Day Café, Manchester, UK

24th August 2016
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Rating: 4/5

 
 

 

 

Madding Crowd Night And Day Cafe 24/08/16The Night And Day Café has been a Manchester Institution since 1991, it has remained unchanged and has been a supporter of local and independent music since it opened a quarter of a century ago. It is bedecked with artwork both from, and representing, Manchester and It remains one of the cities many venues that continue to support the spirit of independence that is synonomous with Manchester. Tonight is a showcase night for unsigned bands, the three bands tonight are from three counties across the north west of the UK, Cheshire’s Days Above, Greater Manchester’s The Madding Crowd and Cumbria’s The Glass Phantoms.

Glass Phantoms Night And Day Cafe 24/08/16The Glass Phantoms take the stage and a distorted blues riff accompanied by gravelly vocals that come straight out of the delta marks the start of their set, soon enough a pounding drum beat kicks in accompanied by a riff The Cramps would have been proud of. Their powerhouse drummer relentlessly pounds out of primitive beat, whilst there is a hefty blues element to their music the garage and punk elements keep their sound original. I reviewed their debut single, I Am The Dark, last month, I was impressed by their debut release but I feel it didn’t catch the essence of just how good this Cumbrian quartet sound live.

Glass Phantoms Night And Day Cafe 24/08/16Despite technical problems befalling them mid set they soldier on regardless, the primal powerful vocals and the distorted primitive beat make an irresistible combination. Of course they play their debut single and freed from the shackles of the studio it sounds even more impressive, it’s dark voodoo rhythm  and bourbon drenched tones sound even better live. Their final number is a slow burner where the vocalist gets to showcase his rock ‘n roll howl. I’ve been seriously impressed by tonight’s opening act and on the strength of tonight’s appearance I find myself wishing they were playing further up the bill as this brief opening set just wasn’t enough.

Madding Crowd Night And Day Cafe 24/08/16Manchester’s The Madding Crowd are a completely different proposition. They play a manic brand of glam and indie infused punk rock. Their devil may care stage antics involves the singer and guitarist covering every inch of the stage. Whilst the main protagonists are hyperactively bounding round the stage their bass player stays crouched by her bass amp, possibly to avoid injury from her fellow band members. Their style veers widely across the set, covering every style and genre that’s worth a damn. They are a visually captivating band that defies description, and that’s probably the way the want it and the biggest compliment I could pay them.

Days Above Night And Day Cafe 24/08/16Days Above bring yet another dimension to the bill. They play a driving and slick variety of indie rock that recalls the likes of The Editors and White Lies early releases, and has elements of Manchester legends The Chameleons in their DNA. They play their set with an easy-going charm that is hard not to warm to. They give the impression they’ve been playing live together for a while and compared to the previous two acts they bring a more relaxed aspect to what has been a showcase for three very different bands whose styles combined to make an impressive and diverse bill of burgeoning talent from across the north west.

Days Above Night And Day Cafe 24/08/16On the basis of tonight’s gig the future looks bright, at least musically, for the north west of the UK. From the Cumbrian blues of The Glass Phantoms, the Mancunian insanity of The Madding Crowd to the slick indie rock of Cheshire’s Days Above, tonight is the kind of night you need to get you through the rest of week. I came to the Night And Day Café knowing one song by one band on the bill, I left the venue having seen three excellent and diverse bands that I need to hear more by. I’ve seen three impressive sets played in one of Manchester’s most iconic venues, all of this was had for the price of a pint, what more could you possibly want?

Photography is by Dean Unsworth, you can visit his Instagram account here

You can read the review of The Glass Phantoms debut single, I Am The Darkhere

The Glass Phantoms bandcamp can be found here and their facebook page is here

The Madding Crowd‘s bandcamp is here and their facebook is here 

The Days Above website can be found here and their facebook is here