The rush of cliff diving while blindfolded. Sleepless nights spent staring at the ceiling. The surreal, otherworldly tone of a David Lynch film. All of these moods collide in Toronto outfit Phantom Atlantic’s cinematic brand of alternative rock for seekers. Informed as much by the visceral intensity of stadium rock as they are by the atmospheric soundscapes of modern film scoring, the band create immersive worlds for listeners to step into rather than just consume.
Arriving on the scene in 2017, Phantom Atlantic’s singular sound and tenacious live performances quickly earned them a reputation as “a Toronto band to watch” (blogTO, Indie Week Canada). With 2018 singles “Lessons” and “Beneath Your Moment,” the band received active rock radio play nationwide and landed consecutive features on Spotify’s official Ready to Rock playlist. The years that followed saw them headline tours of Ontario and Quebec, appear at festivals including Canadian Music Week and Voodoo Rockfest, and play in support of acts such as The Elwins, The Coronas, and Texas King.
Phantom Atlantic’s latest release, “Start from Nothing,” is the second single from the band’s upcoming Your View of a Former Me EP. Picking up where their previous single “No Way To Live” left off, the track is a brooding rock anthem for the times about finding the strength to rebuild yourself when all hope seems lost. Produced by Steve Molella of iconic Canadian rock group Finger Eleven, Your View of a Former Me is due out in summer 2021.