Phantom Runners

Brighton band Phantom Runners are back with their second single, now under the production guidance of multi-platinum selling Huey Morgan of Fun Lovin Criminals and more recently the ambassador of fine musical taste via his Sony Award winning Radio 2 and 6 Music weekly shows.

From growing support at Radio 1, an ASOS fashion shoot cover, and a #1 session as voted by viewers of renowned Balcony TV, this is an important year for Phantom Runners who are determined to continue their lasting impact on all who hear their music. From the origins of guerrilla festival shows and house party gigs, they’re still driven by a transcendent form of dream pop as illustrated by new single “Chasing The Feeling” which moves into the realms of shamanistic storytelling.

The title came from one of those life experiences one always remembers, as singer, guitarist and writer of the track Adam Al-Hilali recalls, “We were by the Stone Circle at Glastonbury one year, and it got to about eight in the morning after a heavy night and my brother was still in search of something to keep the party going, and I just called out to him to give it a rest… You’re just chasing the feeling”

The line struck a chord and Adam decided to write around its deeper meaning. Fellow band members brought the Phantom Runners signature groove and everything fell perfectly into place, including guest rap vocals from part time Phantom Runner Titus Taylor, who treads the icy ground of rapping over indie with the deftest of touches.

Huey explains, “This is the one that you don’t pass on. The band has it all. The songs, the drive and a unique combination of musical styles that I have not ever come across. I’m in. Are you?”

Phantom Runners

The video also takes ‘Chasing The Feeling’ to another level as the band opt out of the de rigeur indie video: band play song in weird setting, and instead took the brave move to spread their artistic wings and create a short film of sorts which involves several band members, a love triangle, a mannequin, and murder by fire. These are Phantom Runners, what’s not to love?

Check out the video to ‘Chasing The Feeling’ here:

Phantom Runners

Phantom Runners live:
13th March – Prince Albert, BRIGHTON
14th March – Sofar Sounds OXFORD
15th March – The Labour Club, NORTHAMPTON
21st March – Purple Turtle, READING
27th March – Castle Hotel, MANCHESTER
29th March – The Cellars, OXFORD
5th April – The New Kings Head, ACTON – tbc
12th April – The Finsbury, LONDON – tbc
1st May – Sound City Festival, LIVERPOOL
8th May – The Great Escape, BRIGHTON
26th June – Glastonbury Festival, SOMERSET
4th July – Wireless Festival, LONDON
5th July – Hop Farm Festival, KENT
17th July – Latitude Festival, SUFFOLK
24th July – Secret Garden Party, CAMBRIDGESHIRE

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