Phantom - Great Pretender - Release date: 28th September 2009.
2 quality songs: 1) Great Pretender 2) Voodoo Romantic. Produced by James Aparicio who have worked with the likes of These New Puritans, Mogwai and Nick Cave. Phantom had amazing reviews from critics everywhere and even managed to achieve 15th best single of 2009 in Artrocker mag. Montreal-born singer, guitarist and songwriter Elsie Martins has a somewhat unusual story to tell. Known in her Canadian homeland as the much-loved MusiquePlus music television presenter / journalist, Elsie left a burgeoning television career to relocate to London, UK, where she formed PHANTOM. Great Pretender is a perfect example of Phantom’s mysterious and alluring sound, captivating your imagination, seducing and lulling you into their silky neo-noire musical landscapes. Phantom chanteuse, Elsie’s beguilling vocal style leads the Phantom sound, which incorporates her on guitar duties alongside Jonny Martin on bass/EBow and Lyndsay Evans on organ & drums. With press accolades referencing Elsie as a female version of Tinderstick's Stuart Staples and Morrissey, nods to Nick Cave, the Shoegaze genre and even mention of Phantom’s music fitting a David Lynch film soundtrack. The artwork is magnificent in itself and is done by Bassim Moukarim.