Saw The Phantom Band at Green Man and bought the album Checkmate Savage (which the Green Man programme described as ‘where Beefheart meets Bonnie Prince Billy, where Neu! meets Nick Cave’) on the strength of their excellently mind-bending performance. Psychedelic-ish, mathrock-ish, pop-ish, dark-ish – they bring a bunch of styles together very nicely indeed.

Check the myspace page for tickets and to hear a bit of the band.