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Tip of the Week: Phantom Theory - Shotguns And Sharks

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Dan Lucas Dan Lucas | 17:08 UK time, Friday, 22 October 2010

Phantom Theory are Aaron Delgado and Steve Wilson from Oxford

Our tip this week - Shotguns and Sharks - is their debut single released on their very own label, A Mother Python Records, which doens't appear to have released much, but it does have a pretty cool logo and name. Sharks, pythons, shotguns... I have a feeling this band likes flirting with danger.

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In fact, they seem to enjoy sneaking animal names into pretty much everything; Trancedog and Ratmosphere are particularly interesting track titles. What could be next? Frogotton memories? Budgie jumping? Cat-astraphe (ok, so that one doesn't quite work).

One thing I do know is that it's quite a thought-provoking experience listening to a song where the only lyrics used in the entire thing are "You know I've killed for less" repeated over and over (Trancedog).

They've been supported by BBC Introducing in Oxford, Berkshire and Tom Robinson on 6 Music, and have played with the likes of Hundred Reasons, Johnny Foreigner, Swound! and Pulled Apart By Horses. Now I know we've mentioned Pulled Apart by Horses on here before, but I've only just come across this insane Glasto performance which I missed first time around. It's proper Rock n Roll. There are probably health and safety advisors across the land going into cardiac arrest over this kind of behaviour on stage, but I, for one, love it.

I have no idea if Phantom Theory will be climbing up the stage rigging and throwing themselves half naked into the crowd, but if you want to find out, they have a few shows coming up around Oxford next month. If you can't make the trip to Oxford, why not stick your feet up and have a listen from the comfort of your own home. Or office. Or coffee shop. Or bus. Or wherever else you may find an internet connection on this wonderful Friday afternoon. Have an awesome weekend. Rave safe, folks.







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