"The band have a clear grasp of their pop sensibilities and a good ear for a hook; a fact which is best reflected in the song’s killer chorus (Focus). Definitely one to keep an eye out on" - Reyt Good Magazine
Raised in Northampton but now based in London, childhood friends Phantom Isle are beginning to generate buzz in the capital. Slathered in sun-drenched guitars, soaring vocals and urgent synths reminiscent of Tame Impala, Mac Demarco and Mild High Club. Phantom Isle's late ’60’s vintage styling has been dragged through 80's synth pop, creating a dynamic, distinct sound for the reflective generation.
The band spent 12 months crafting their sound in a secret countryside hideout. Now soaking up North London life, Phantom Isle made their first indents on the scene in 2017 with self-released tracks Channel and Nightmare. In 2018 they released Focus, the track continues to receive masses of support from BBC Introducing in Northampton, having been made their record of the week, as well as receiving critical acclaim from It's All Indie, Reyt Good Magazine and Bittersweet Symphonies just to name a few. In 2019 founding member Matt Marchant died aged 31 after a brave 2-year battle with brain cancer - despite this, Marchant continued to record and occasionally play live.
Having added The Great Escape Festival to their list of shows and sold out London headline dates in 2019, Phantom Isle are set to do big things in 2020