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  • Screaming Mimi launch 'Dorothy Millette' in Sheffield...

    8 Mar 2007, 00:41 by theneongreen



    Phantom Power Records presents...

    Screaming Mimi - "Scuzztastic, sci-fi surf tunes led by a demon in a red dress."

    In support of their new single 'Dorothy Millette' which is out on sexy red vinyl on the day of the gig!

    Y'r Impossible - "Four-piece post-punk new-wave pop outfit from sunny Preston."

    Art Department - "Like a young Radiohead... ten times better with your eyes closed."

    Monday 26th March at the Grapes, Sheffield.
    4 pounds entry, 8pm start, don't miss it!
  • Balor Knights launch their new single in Sheffield on the 15th March...

    27 Feb 2007, 11:45 by theneongreen



    If you can't see the flyer, it reads something like this:

    Phantom Power presents...

    Balor Knights launch their brand new single 'Tornado' at West Street Live on Thursday the 15th March, supported by Rotary Ten, Plans and Apologies and Situationists, with record-spinning from the Phantom Power Sound System. FREE ENTRY!! 8pm til late.

    You know you want it.
  • Thee SPC February Spectacular - 16th Feb!!

    4 Jan 2007, 14:59 by theneongreen



    In case you can't see the image - Smokers Die Younger, Screaming Mimi, Slow Down Tallahasee, The Parallelograms and the Johnny Bollocks band all play at Thee SPC's next event at the Boardwalk on the 16th of February. Shaping up to be the best yet!
  • Screaming Mimi & Repomen split single launch party!

    15 Oct 2006, 17:31 by theneongreen

    Put it in your diaries! Friday October 20th at the Bar Matrix, Sheffield, Phantom Power presents...

    Repomen

    "...this dark nugget is driven by a persistent locked down warped like rhythmic underpin that sounds like its about to derail itself at any given moment while decoded throughout with the subtle sprinkle of jangling 60’s accents." - losingtoday.com

    www.myspace.com/repomenuk

    Screaming Mimi

    "Hellfire country punk that brings glam handclaps, country-core fuzz-jangled guitars, searing strings and Kirsty MacColl sweet vox to a beautifully strong and strongly beautiful song. If only they were all like this. Bliss." - unpeeled.co.uk

    www.myspace.com/screamingmimiband

    Ormondroyd

    "But don’t be put off by the moniker, because there’s much to luxuriate in here with big, epic swathes of sound that comes across like a fledgling Radiohead crashing headlong into baggy idols Ride." - gigwise.com

    www.myspace.com/ormondroyd

    Pete Green

    "Twee + rock = TWOCK." - Nic Scarlet.

    www.sparklemotion.co.uk

    It's at Bar Matrix, Sheffield. 3 English pounds on the door. The fun starts at around 8pm. The split single will be available on the night! Don't miss it.

    www.myspace.com/phantompowerrecords
  • Screaming Mimi & Repomen release debut split single...

    31 Aug 2006, 11:51 by theneongreen

    Yup! Screaming Mimi and the Repomen are releasing a split single together on Phantom Power on October 23rd. It's on sexy black vinyl and comprises one track from each act - Who Is Louise? from Screaming Mimi and Trophy from the RepoMen.

    The launch party for the single will be at Bar Matrix on Friday 20th October. Both bands will be playing (obviously), and we hope to announce support acts and DJs for this shortly!

    Here's the bumph:

    'Who Is Louise?' is a fast and frenetic country-tinged stomper which shows just how much they have grown as songwriters since their early days. It is a catchy, sing-a-long race to get to the end of the track, which barely clocks in at 2 minutes, and they don't waste a single second of it. Songs about jilted amnesiacs shouldn't sound so thrilling but this new single is expected to further raise their profile and can only reap yet more of the recognition they deserve.

    Playing sultry 1950s influenced surf music Screaming Mimi are equally comfortable broadening into heavily country and western based moments... Mimi possess a genuine eclectic sound that can bounce from melancholy to delirium without feeling awkward or laboured. Sandman Magazine.

    Hellfire country punk that brings glam handclaps, country-core fuzz-jangled guitars, searing strings and Kirsty MacColl sweet vox to a beautifully strong and strongly beautiful song. If only they were all like this. Bliss. Unpeeled.co.uk



    The Repo's contribution to the split seven-inch is the magnificently dark and relentless 'Trophy': a real Jekyll-and-Hyde affair, lightened momentarily by a haunting guest vocal from Screaming Mimi's Loretta Chantry. The bastard offspring of Manc legends Magazine and Liverpool's Echo & The Bunnymen at their most driving, the initially staccato and menacing "Trophy" quickly descends from brutal beginnings into a rolling and melodic chorus as its story of post-hurricane Katrina New Orleans unfolds. Broody, rhythmic and catchy....isn't this what good pop is all about?

    This latest EP shows off convincingly another five sides to the Repomen's multi-layered personality... For those looking for something out of the ordinary in their music, the Repomen continue to remain defiantly, boldly different. Penny Black magazine.

    The Repomen return with a bit of a stonker of a single that's brassy, guitary and slightly dark round the edges.- Radio Coma.



    You can check out the tracks and pre-order the single NOW from the Phantom Power myspace page:

    http://www.myspace.com/phantompowerrecords
  • A QUICK NOD TO THE SHEFFIELD MUSIC SCENE

    25 Mar 2006, 13:13 by ash_pash

    Just a quit note on the welth of new, up and coming bands coming out of Sheffield.

    Living near sheffield, I've been going out and seeing bands for some years now and theres is a real buzz arround the city at the moment, the usual indie and band nights have been rammed for the last year.

    A few bands to watch out for

    Arctic Monkeys
    Ok, ok, everyone knows about then now, but this seems to be where is all started.

    Milburn
    First hear these play when supporting the monkeys playing the plug in sheffied

    Long Blondes
    Sexy, sassy and super cool. The new nme darlings

    Little Man Tate
    Great fun with really witty lyrics

    Bromheads Jacket
    Seen them live a couple of times and there packed full of energy and again another band with really great lyrics