One of the most unique bands in Scotland,The Phantom Band are currently on the road spreading the robofolk of their 3rd album ‘Strange Friend’ around the land. And they are popping up North to Mad Hatters in Inverness on Wednesday 24th September.
It’s only been a few weeks since we saw Algernon Doll in their full band format at goNORTH but we can’t wait to be blasted by more from their powerful, expressive and sometimes fragile canon. We shout “hear, hear” from the gallery at Artrocker Magazine’s claim that Algernon Doll is “one of the most exciting artists to emerge in a while.”
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Algernon Doll’s return to Inverness follows the release of the already acclaimed third album Omphalic, released on 30th June.
Omphalic sees Algernon Doll break out from his one man band persona as he continues to hone and perfect an alternative guitar sound that harks back to a sound reminiscent of early 90’s grunge. At just 24 years old, Ewan Grant is carving out a place in the hearts and minds of fans and critics alike and has already released two critically acclaimed albums, Camomile and Citalo-pop, that has seen him compared to the likes of Elliott Smith. Algernon Doll recently performed Radio 1’s Big Weekend and has already lined up festivals such as Wickerman and Belladrum for the summer.
We are also hugely excited about receiving another fuzzy shot of adrenaline from the 3 headed noise beast that is Garden of Elks. Formed in 2012 they have already played shows with Tokyo band Tacobonds, The Yawns and Deathcats as well as smashing it at Belladrum, Wickerman, Wide Days and the Nordiff-Robbins Awards.
The Elks released a string of sell out DIY cassettes and the 18th of July sees them return to Mad Hatters to launch their new EP, YOOP. The title song will be online at the end of June and is a “Great Elking Blaster” of a track and a pretty good indicator of what to expect from their debut album which will be out later this year. Alex Gordon (from VASA) will be joining the Elk family on drums for their Mad Hatters and wider UK dates this year.
Algernon Doll + Garden of Elks at Mad Hatters on Friday 18th July is free entry. Doors open at 9:30pm and we shall be spinning some pop/rock/funk/soul/indie/hiphop/whatevermakesyouandushappy until 3am!
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