Rage Against the Machine may be consistently be heralded as the ultimate political Alt-Rock act, but the visceral aural empowerment which stems from Phantom Electric’s single “Modern Culture” is just as adrenalizing.
Expect broiling buzzsaw riffs, frenetically super-charged drums and a growlingly ominous bassline which demands that Modern Culture is blasted at max volume for the ultimate hit of protest punk catharsis.
Feel the furore in the sonically tight arrangement which throws plenty of virtuosic tumultuous breakdowns your way in between the massive choruses which will undoubtedly be a hit with any fans of Deftones, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Nine Inch Nails.
Modern Culture hits so hard it might just knock some sense into the Alt-Right. The Atlanta-based act who made their debut in 2013 isn’t just one to watch, they’re one to get behind.
You can check out Modern Culture which dropped as a double A-side release with “Lie”, which also attacks the state of America’s increasingly fragile socio-political atmosphere via SoundCloud.
I’m frankly stumped and appalled that Atlanta, Georgia based band Phantom Electric’s latest track Friends isn’t already being blasted through BBC Radio on a Sunday afternoon.
The Indie Rock MASTERPIECE ‘Friends’ has the same allure as bands such Jaws, Peace, Drenge and the Maccabee’s with all of its own unique pioneering glory. Vocals curtesy of Nick Whitson have the same evocative edge as some of my favourite 90’s Alt Rock idols, they’re ethereal, yet arrestingly beautiful at the same time. It’s the atmospheric aura that the 5-piece band create is what really makes this track such a pleasure to listen to. The tranquil trickling harmonies build up to create a rich cacophony which rings to the reverberation of the guitar. It’s once you really tune into the lyrics of the band’s debut track when the power of the sound really hits you, the heart-wrenching lyrics somehow pertain warmth, and an infinite amount of sweet resonance.
Check out the official video to Friends on YouTube using the link below:
With the lead single from his debut solo album ‘Clutter‘, Scott O’Hara wishes that the fun days could return of seeing your loved ones face to face, rather than on a lonely screen with ‘Zeroes and Ones‘.
Scott O’Hara is a talented multi-instrumentalist, guitarist for BathTub Orchestra and indie rock singer-songwriter based in Bath, UK and also Sydney, Australia.
”As a Tasmanian teenager he developed a reputation as a great blues guitarist, which led to jamming with Son Terry and Brownie McGee. He cut his teeth in high school bands with members of Devils in Heaven before forming Evolution and The Funky Phantom. In the 90s he traveled the world playing guitar in the US with Tate & the Million Dollar Band in Chicago, home of the electric blues.” ~ Scott O’Hara
His vocals are gritty cool, with guitar playing of the very highest order that sizzles hungrily through your curious ears. He is the old school storyteller who has seen most things in this world from his travels, and plays with a sterling soul which takes you places you forgot existed. This is a singer who has a rare ability to lift you into a different world, as his quality shines through here with a terrific new single.
‘Zeroes and Ones‘ from the Australian/UK-based indie rock artist Scott O’Hara, is the real story of longing for normality to return. After being stuck inside for so long, he misses the human interaction as the video calls have grown tiresome, as he wishes there was a better way to connect. Sung with a real vigor and true experience, this is a reflective track that we can all relate to.
Hear this new single on Spotify and see his IG page for more.