Indie Acoustic Love Anthem
Sitting somewhere between arena rock and the classic sound of 1960’s soul singers, Philadelphia based band PHNTMS creates music bursting with vast soundscapes and colliding instrumentation. Together, Alyssa Gambino, Adam Jessamine, Mikal Smith, and Gene Murphy are bringing back rock music while simultaneously putting their own unique stamp on it. The groups’ new single and video is called ‘Carabelle’ and its hot! The video for ‘Carabelle’ was directed by Adam Jessamine and Tom Flynn (directed Lamb Of God, All That Remains visuals). The cinematic visuals show the vibrancy of Philadelphia.
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“Carabelle” details the feeling you get after a toxic relationship ends and how even though there were red flags you still choose to be with that person.”PHNTMS
LGBTQA+ Philadelphia based rock band PHNTMS is making noise with their new song and video for ‘Carabelle.’ The single radiates with emotive vocals, sweeping acoustic guitars and laid back soundscapes. ‘Carabelle’ details the feeling you get after a toxic relationship ends and how even though there were red flags you still choose to be with that person.
With half of the band identifying as queer and one of the band members trans, PHNTMS hope to reach out to and support the LGBTQA+ community. PHNTMS has seen success having performed opening spots for such acts as Kings of Leon, The 1975, Bastille and Fitz & The Tantrums to name a few. The alt rock collective have also received acclaim from the likes of Alt Press, American Songwriter, Rolling Stone India, Earmilk among others.
New Single ‘Carabelle’
“Carabelle is what you get after a toxic relationship ends. One day, they will hear this song and it will hurt. It’s the visual of a heart breaking after spending five years traveling to a different state to make a relationship work out. That feeling of being completely in love and even though there were red flags, you still choose to be with this person. Everyone has a Carabelle. Who was your Carabelle?” The single is receiving rave reviews by critics around the world.
What’s Next for PHNTMS?
PHNTMS’ highly anticipated six-track self titled EP soaks up the band’s amalgam of influences, ranging from movie soundtracks and bands such as U2, Biffy Clyro, Kings of Leon and Deaf Havana, to powerhouse soul singers such as Amy Winehouse. Inspired by everyday situations, relationships, and growing up, the band aims to create a feeling with which listeners can easily identify. Gambino reveals, “I think as songwriters, we try to capture these moments and make them as detailed as possible. We’ll always be fascinated by the fact we can freeze these moments…” With half of the band identifying as queer, PHNTMS also hope to reach out to and support the LGBTQA+ community. Drummer Gene Murphy confides, “We openly talk about lesbian relationships in our music and we want to bring hope to anyone who is in the closet and doesn’t feel safe coming out. Whether you are out as queer or not, your identity is valid and if our music helps you escape heteronormativity for a brief moment.”
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