The Scottish four-piece The Phantoms – Colin Simpson (vocals/guitar), Euan Crowe (lead guitar), Blair Cullen (drums) and Zach Tarimo Goodhur (bass) – unleash “soaring, stadium rock”, with their new single ‘Shadows’, out on 21st April.
Hi The Phantoms, how are you today?
Yes we are fantastic, all good vibes
Can you please introduce the band and what you play?
My name’s Colin Simpson I am lead singer and guitarist for The Phantoms. We are a band based in Scotland.
Your new single ‘Shadows’ is out next month, can you tell us a bit about what inspired the track?
I think it’s about someone being stuck in the same old routine. Then one day leaving someone they love behind and finding it difficult.
Has music always been a big passion of yours?
I have always grown up with music; it has all been played in the house since I can remember. That passion just grows and builds as you get older.
Can you describe your sound in three words?
Soaring, Stadium rock.
If you could collaborate with any other band/artist living or dead, who would it be and why?
I would love to collaborate with Catfish And The Bottlemen or Kasabian, I think we would smash it. ’cause I can write a not bad chorus.
You’ve been likened to noughties legends Kasabian, who would you describe as your main musical influences?
Yeah they are one of the main ones for sure. However Foals, Oasis, Catfish And The Bottlemen and Joy Division are all on my sleeve.
You’ve already built quite a reputation for your live shows, is there a particular gig you’ve played that stands out as the best
I think Isle Of Wight was just amazing, I write songs for big stages and to take my tunes to that kind of event was amazing. That will live with me forever.
And, finally, what does 2017 have in store for The Phantoms?
Hopefully lots of successful and fun shows. Another single and hopefully this one will bring more hype to us.