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Old 01-18-2009, 09:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is the first big new band from the UK this year. judging by their excellent debut, I hope so. Describing themselves as a 'Proto-Robofolk band' is probably the best description you can give them. Nick Cave seems to be a big influence but there is all sorts of sounds coming out of the debut (PM). Give them a listen folks:


The Phantom Band - Checkmate Savage LP Out 26/01
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Old 01-18-2009, 11:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Proto-Robofolk?!
I wouldn't mind hearing that hehe.
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Old 01-18-2009, 11:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I think we can sort that out It's nothing spectacular but it's still damn good stuff and a nice antidote to the crappy 'indie' dominating our fair isle recently.
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Old 01-18-2009, 01:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Sounds alright to me. I'll keep an eye out for them - I need to get some good contemporary stuff.

Cheers for the heads-up.
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Old 01-18-2009, 02:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Something unusual, that's for sure.

I'd be interested in hearing a bit more.
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Wow, super cool. It reminds me of The Sisters of Mercy a bit.
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thats pretty good ****, although if you listened to Youthmovies you wouldnt have such a negative viewpoint on the music emanating from our fair isle
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Old 01-20-2009, 02:56 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I see where this 'Proto-Robofolk' is coming from, but nothing amusing though. It just has this modern rock kinda sound with a small twist, which I suppose isn't all that bad at all . They've got some ideas floating around, which hopefully would become something more and not a trend. Only time will tell.
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Old 01-22-2009, 03:37 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Mmm, interesting. I love the Vintage Synth.
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