Phantom Fifth (NYC) on Tour with Chris Masuak of Radio Birdman


Phantom Fifth is an alternative rock band from New York City comprised of Greg Delves (bass) from Melbourne, Australia, Colin McCarthy (drums) of Cork, Ireland and Paul Stinson (guitar, vocals) from San Francisco, California.  In the summer of 2016 the band will be playing select shows with guitar legend Chris Masuak of seminal Australian cult favorites Radio Birdman (and later The Hitmen and Screaming Tribesmen).  Chris was recently inducted, along with Radio Birdman, into the Australian Rock n Roll Hall of Fame.  The Phantoms are very honored and excited to welcome Chris into the lineup.  Fans can also expect at least a couple of Radio Birdman songs in the set list each night.


Tour Dates

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July 20 – Brick & Mortar Music Hall, San Francisco

July 21 – The Uptown Nightclub, Oakland

July 24 – The Viper Room, Hollywood

July 29 – The Bowery Electric, NYC


Phantom Fifth Bio


Formed in 2015, Phantom Fifth embraces the sonic dreamscape of sound and dark energy staked out by such forebears as Nick Cave, Joy Division, The Strokes and The Stooges.  The Phantoms’ sound is built around dark melodies, shimmering guitars, and propulsive bass lines, with lyrics about wolves, ghosts, murderous paramours, Italian discos, and other manifestations of love and madness.


“As a songwriter, I tend to want to invoke a mood, a feeling, a location,” says front man Stinson.  “At the same time, I’m basically a punk, so I’m going to want to get in your face once in a while and rock the fuck out.  I think our band perfectly embodies all of that.”


Originally from California, where he co-founded the "punk Americana" band The Stripminers with members of X and The Donnas, Stinson moved to Brooklyn in 2014 and quickly met up with power pop guru Delves (of Aussie bands The Inner Sleeves and Radio Luxembourg) and McCarthy (of Amsterdam-based Belsonic Sound). The trio immediately began writing, recording and performing in and around NYC and have plans in the works for tours of both the UK and Australia.  The band’s debut EP is due out in Summer of 2016.