The Phazes drop new single ‘Control My Radar’; announce ‘Manners’ EP for March 1
“I wanted to make sure I picked an absolute slapper for my first review. I found one, I’m on you boys!” – Liam Stapleton, triple j
Less than a year after forming, The Phazes unleashed their 2016 debut EP Holiday to a rapturous response. Over the following 12 months the band produced two highly acclaimed singles – Sunflower Bean and Revolver – cementing them beyond question as one of Australia’s most exciting new bands. Now a seasoned live act with over 100 shows under their belt, The Phazes have emerged from the studio with their stunning EP Manners – an explosive, fun romp that further establishes the band as gun songwriters.
Based in Sydney’s famed northern beaches, The Phazes bring a unique, summery twist to what would be more traditionally a New York rock sound. Produced by Birds Of Tokyo’s Ian Berney and led by the elegantly smooth voice of Hayden Byrnes, The Phazes deliver the quintessential banquet of searing riffs, stomping beats and huge, sing-along vocal hooks.
Each song on Manners works perfectly within the EP as a whole, yet is strong enough to stand on its own. Last year’s groove-laden taster single Jenny bounced between melancholic lament and joyous dance floor burner, juxtaposing personal and revealing lyrics with proper pop hooks.
New single Control My Radar is a perfect slice of upbeat indie rock that allows the full personality of the band to burst through. With its irresistible guitars and boisterous chorus, it is a pitch-perfect modern classic, tailor-made for today’s demanding radio listener.
Already, The Phazes have been swathed in glowing reviews, praising everything from the technical aspects of their thoughtfully-written songs, to the intangibles: that inexplicable magic we all know as ‘vibe’. The band’s triple j Unearthed page is a veritable constellation of four and five star reviews, with the unanimous consent being that The Phazes have that extra special something, and have it in spades.
Needless to say, this has translated to the band receiving generous airplay on Australia’s finest radio stations. Knowing to strike while the iron is hot, The Phazes are already working towards their next recording as they continue to push themselves as songwriters – constantly upping the ante as a world class touring act.
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“Weaving through traffic to these tracks. I’m even contemplating sliding under this huge semi-trailer like I did in that computer game. Sorry took my eyes off the road for a sec.” – Declan Byrne, triple j