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Phantom Cowboys interviewed by Famous Last Words

The Phantom Cowboys are featured in the latest interview at indie music site Famous Last Words. The band answered questions about their latest EP, Dead Men’s Clothes, their early days and their plans for the near future. You can read the entire interview here

SCreenshot of Hellacious Harmonies postThe band’s new Dead Men’s Clothes EP was also recently the subject of a rave review by Johnny O’Prez at Hellacious Harmonies blog. It describes The Phantom Cowboys’s sound, amogst other things as “dark, clever, melodious and urbane as fuck”! See the review here

Dead Men’s Clothes EP available to buy now!

Yes folks, The Phantom Cowboys new EP is finally available for your listening enjoyment. Give your ears a treat and avail yourself of four original tracks of brooding, yet darkly humorous voodoo jive!

You can buy the Dead Men’s Clothes EP on CD right here from the Phantom Cowboys online shop. You can also buy a digital download version here from CD Baby – our preferred partner – but you can also get it from iTunes, Amazon or Google Play.

Order the CD now from our online shop

Buy digital download from CD Baby

(Vinyl is on it’s way, be patient!)

The Hermit: Preview from the new Phantom Cowboys EP!

The release of the band’s new Dead Men’s Clothes EP is almost upon us: we’re just waiting for the discs to come back from the presses, but we simply couldn’t wait to share our doubtful genius with you all. So here’s a preview of the opening track on the EP – ‘The Hermit’. Hope you enjoy it, please feel free to share social media etc.

In fact we’ve been suitably impressed by the number of you who’ve been in touch asking when the EP will be available to buy. It’s at the presses right now, and we hope to be able to ship physical copies in a matter of weeks.

If you cannot wait to get your mitts on a CD or vinyl copy, then the entire EP will be available on digital download even sooner – keep checking here or follow us on Facebook / Twitter for announcements!

Band interview in Mad Music for Bad People

Mad Music for Bad People - issue cover

 

The Phantom Cowboys are interviewed on their return and the release of their forthcoming ‘Dead Men’s Clothes’ EP in the latest¬† issue of Mad Music for Bad People.

This terrific little publication features many of our favourite bands and artists (not just saying that, we have a subscription!) and is well worth the cover price – even when we’re not in it!

From publisher:

Issue 10 of MAD MUSIC FOR BAD PEOPLE is now available, featuring interviews with Yann Moremelons of CorrupTed, Canadian psychos the Gutter Demons, Banane Metalik from Hell, New York City rockabillies Little Lesley & The Bloodshots, The Phantom Cowboys, who’ve just rode back into town, That Demon Barber of Carnaby Street, Mr. Ducktail and those primitives of garage music The Cavemen. Plus there’s a photo review of Hot Rod Hayride 12 by Glenn G-Man Blake. All of this could be yours for just ¬£4 (+p&p) just click on the link

Buy here: Mad Music For Bad People site (opens in new window)

 

 

A Christmas Carol

As it’s the festive season, it was decided we should attempt to record a yuletide number to share with our friends around the world.

So here’s our Christmas card to you all – our very own arrangement of the traditional carol God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen:

This was recorded at the last Phantom Cowboys rehearsal of 2015 in about 20 minutes, using tracks recorded by a phone and a mac using the onboard mic! We managed to splice the tracks together to miraculously create what you can hear here.

So don’t be too judgemental – it’s just a bit of festive fun! (You might be able to guess that we didn’t waste time looking up the lyrics either).

Finally , a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our friends and supporters around the world. We look forward to seeing you all in 2016!

Rob, Megz, The Serpent & Lord Emsworth.

Interview with the Bass Player

Phantom Cowboys’ bassist Rob was recently interviewed for the German fanzine site ‘Old School Psychobilly’ by John McVicker on the history of the band.

In this article (in English) the interview questions cover the history of The Phantom Cowboys from their formation to their eventual break-up and reunion in 2015.

Rob talks about the band’s not-always entirely comfortable relationship with the alternative, rockabilly and psychobilly scenes of the mid nineties and the events leading to the band and releasing creating their classic Down and Out at The Club Cruella album in 1998.

Read the full article at the Old School Psychobilly site