The Phantom Light

The Phantom Light

 Swansea, Wales, GBR
BandPopNew Age

Epic ambient pop


Born in October 2009, The Phantom Light are a 6 piece ambient/shoegaze/dream pop band from Swansea & Bristol, UK.

Heavily influenced by layers upon layers of sounds and effects and bands such as Mono, Explosions in the Sky, Animal Collective, Slowdive, Hammock, Radiohead.

The name comes from a 1935 film called The Phantom Light following the disappearance of two lighthouse keepers stationed on the desolate coast of Wales.

At the end of February 2010 on the strength of the bands first demo the, out of 1600 entrants, made the final 12 of the Emerging Talent Contest to play in front of Michael & Emily Eavis for a possible place at 2010's 40th Anniversary Glastonbury Festival. The bands were whittled down from 50 - 12 by Emily Eavis, Nick Dewey (who books Pyramid and Park stages among others), Huw Stephens (Radio 1), Paul Rees (Q editor) and Dave Henderson (Queen's Head Stage).

The Phantom Light are currently in the studio finishing their debut album. The Greater Picture & Secrets will be the first official release in May 2012, with an album to follow this later on in 2012.


Sky Lanterns/Secrets (demo) - Jan 2010
Lighthouse On Fire (single) - April 2011
The Greater Picture/Secrets (single) - May 2012

Set List

A set of original material...

1. The Greater Picture
2. Sky Lanterns
3. The Dreamer
4. Secrets
5. Bells Of Santiago
6. A Rose In The Avalanche
7. Lighthouse On Fire
8. D&D