They began using the name The Phantom Band, previously used by friends and ‘followers’ in reference to their regular name changes, some time around 2006 or 2007, before releasing the Throwing Bones single on London’s Trial & Error Recordings.
The Phantom Band released their first proper studio album ,Checkmate Savage, in January 2009 and people seemed to like it, so after some touring, decided to start on another.
They play in support of their highly anticipated debut full length, ‘Weird Little Birthday’, set for release on June 16th.
Having played to packed out venues at Liverpool Sound City and Live At Leeds, Happyness are winning admirers in their many and are set to continue their rapid rise into the summer of 2014! From North American college-rock, their clever, literate slacker-rock mixes breezy guitar jangles and breathy lo-fi vocals.
We’re very happy to have LA garage-rock outfit Allah-Las playing at The Harley in support of their forthcoming second record.
Allah Las began gigging in Los Angeles in 2008, refining their live performance, and finally released their first 7” single Catamaran / Long Journey in 2011. In September 2012, Allah-Las released their self-titled debut LP. The album has been described as a “lost treasure dug up from the sand and polished to a perfectly faded sheen” and “a classic debut record, on the one hand immersed in melancholic nostalgia but on the other, enthused with a timeless charm”. Their sound combines the harmonies and pop hooks of the British Invasion, the trippy atmosphere of West Coast psychedelic bands, and the raw swagger of countless American garage rockers.
In support of his forthcoming eighth album ‘The Cellardyke Recording And Wassailing Society’, to be released in August, we are pleased to announce that Scottish folk musician James Yorkston will be performing live at The Harley in October.
Over the last three-and-a-half years, METZ have slayed in basements, skate shops, clubs, and festivals, and in August they join us for a night of slashing heavy-gauge strings and bending guitar and bass necks in weird unison, along with what is probably the loudest drumming you’ve ever heard.