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The Phantom Four & The Arguido are the best surfband from The Netherlands powered by the legendary frontman of the Urban Dance Squad. Together they create a unique sound that combines the rawness of eighties surf punk and new wave with a modern rock sound. The quintet plays a unique crossover between The Treble Spankers (predecessor of The Phantom Four) and old school Urban Dance Squad. The music sounds familiar and innovative, but is especially impressive live.
After releasing the 6 songs 'The Obscure EP' in May 2011, the band recorded their debuut album ' Sounds From The Obscure' during the summer of 2011 in the Graveland studio's in the Netherlands. The record is mixed by Pelle Gunnerfeldt (Hives, Int. Noise Conspiracy, Refused etc.) contains 12 stunning surfrock songs and is set for release 25-2- 2012 on I Scream Records. It will be a double album, one containg The Arguido and and one instrumental for all the dedicated surf music fans.
The seemingly awkward cooperation came unexpected but developed smoothly into a new project. Phantom Frank: "A few years ago we played in the Bitterzoet in Amsterdam. After the show Rudeboy, who has been friends with our drummer for years, came to us to express his enthusiasm about our show. A year later we called him and asked him to record a song together for our upcoming (otherwise) instrumental album. We started playing live together and what began as a guest performance of a song evolved into a completely new project. "
Many surfers, skaters, boarders, rockabillies and punks are drawn to The Phantom & The Four Arguido. The rawness and energy of the band on stage often make for wild scenes in the pit. On stage, the quintet does not lack experience in performing. For the past six years The Phantom Four played nearly all major venues and festivals in The Netherlands and performed with artists such as Fun Lovin Criminals, G. Love & Special Sauce, Dick Dale and The Trashmen. The track record of The Arguido goes without saying. Coming summer this new sensation will be doing an extensice club and festival tour.
During summer, the band goes into the studio to record their full debut album. Expected to appear in the fall The Phantom & The Four Arguido will permanently make history in Dutch music scene.
3voor12 quote: "It is certain that we are dealing with the festival sensation of 2011. This will guarantee lots of jumping and and moshing kids at Lowlands and Metropolis, as before ... "
LiveXS quote: "Rudeboy and these icons from the Dutch surf scene create a strong crossover in which all the best elements of the Urban Dance Squad and The Treble Spankers can be found”