Monday, 15 February 2016

Single: Brass Phantoms - City of Wolves

Brass Phantoms - City of Wolves

Info: Indie post-punk Dublin four-piece Brass Phantoms have just released their latest single, 'City of Wolves', today. The track is the first release from their forthcoming sophomore E.P. of the same name which is due out on the 21st of March and is the follow up to last years self-titled debut. 

Comprised of Ryan Cashell on bass and vocals, James Geraghty and Greg Whelan (guitars) and Adam McCabe on drums, they were brought together by their love of experimentation and pop music. Brass Phantoms’ goal is to give the listener the best of both sides with lyrics that let you explore the singer’s world, and music brought to you straight from the late 70’s with all the raw energy and hooks of any main punk / post punk band at the time.

While there are remnants of the sound from their debut E.P., it's instantly noticeable on this lead track that Brass Phantoms have purposely pushed themselves onward in developing their musical style. There's a sharp focus on matching pop inclinations on the guitar riffs with a more expansive sonic range which is particularly evident in the backing vocal effect. 'City of Wolves' is enjoyably hectic and upbeat simultaneously and three and a half minutes never went quicker. 

I'm also totally digging the bass and drums in the intro to this latest offering and if the rest of the tracks on the E.P. match or better this single they will surely win over an awful lot of new bands. When you look at what young Dublin bands such as The Academic are doing right now in terms of their rapid rise and outstanding live performances you'd imagine Brass Phantoms would comfortably sit in a similar space before long.

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