Glaswegian six-piece The Phantom Band play The Deaf Institute this Thursday to promote new album Strange Friend, which will be released on Monday 2 June. It’s been three years since the release of their previous album, The Wants, and fans will be glad of the new material and a return to touring. It’s hard to place The Phantom Band in a box musically – it’s unfair to label them as ‘indie’, and they certainly have psychedelic and folk elements as well as Kraftwerk-esque electronica – but like all good bands they don’t stand still. The first offering of the new album is The Wind That Cried The World (below), which contains some obvious throwbacks to synth and a vocal delivery not a million miles from that of Editors. The Phantom Band are sure to be re-energised and back in their genre spanning pomp – an will be supported on the night by local bands PLANK! and Alpha Male Tea Party. We’ve got a pair of tickets to give away. To be in with a chance of winning simply send the answer to the question below, along with your name, age and Twitter handle – with the subject line ‘The Phantom Band Competition’ – to competitions at manchesterwire dot co dot uk. We’ll contact the winner on Wednesday 4 June.

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Thu 5 Jun, The Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor Street, M1 7HE, Tel; 0161 276 9350, 7pm, £10,

Thu 5 Jun
Jonathon Butterworth
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Mon 2 Jun 2014