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  • Years Active

    2011 – present (6 years)


Fantasy Rainbow are an indie rock band based in Manchester, England.

The band formed in May 2011 in Richmond, North Yorkshire. Initially conceived as a bedroom recording outfit but now a signed recording artist, Fantasy Rainbow is the brainchild of Oliver Catt who writes, records and performs live with a revolving collective of local musicians.

Initial tracks were recorded with friend and local producer, Jonathan Coddington and released on the Gateshead based Tiny Lights Recordings and over the course of nine months the band released three releases in the shape of the Teens EP, the Healthy Lung, Dirty Lung cassette and the No Hope. Not Ever EP.

Airplay support was gained via Amazing Radio and subsequently national airplay from the likes of XFM and BBC 6 Music.

In April 2012, the band signed a worldwide recording contract with Heist Or Hit Records and recorded their first 7" vinyl single, O, Weirdo, Manchester produced by former The Answering Machine frontman, Martin Colclough. The single also received airplay on XFM and BBC 6 Music.

In May 2012, the band showcased at The Great Escape Festival in Brighton. In June 2012, the band showcased at Evolution Emerging Festival in Newcastle.

In June the band commenced recording their debut album in Grammy Award winner Vance Powell's Sputnik Sound Studio in Nashville, Tn, produced by Ed Spear. The album was released worldwide on 5th November 2012. In July 2012, the band announced that they had signed with Nomethod Records of Sweden to release in Scandinavia. In October 2012, the band showcased at the CMJ Music Marathon in New York. The band's debut album titled Bos Taurus was released on 5th November 2012.!/fntsyrnbw

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