This West Coast based rock n roll outfit have come a long way since their inception in 2005. Cheif song writer Buddy Darling came from the deep and dirty south on a mission to rock!
Their song “What Lies Below” was picked up by the Anaheim Ducks and was used for their 09/10 season promo spots on Prime Ticket. In 2009, they beat out hundreds of bands to win the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands, securing them a lifetime endorsement.
These rockers are repeat offenders on LA's KROQ Locals Only, landing the number one spot and stayed in steady rotation with songs such as “Broken Heart Still Beating” and "Little Teenage Thing".
These fearless road warriors have put in their miles playing coast to coast, Canada to Mexico, CA to NY and the Vans Warped Tour umpteenth times. Humbly touring and hitting the stage with such legendary acts as Pennywise, Social Distortion, Bad Religion, Youth Brigade, TSOL, Jason Cruz and Howl, Strung Out, Face to Face, Sum 41, and Circle Jerks, just to name a few.
In 2018, after a laborious debate because dilution of that name and their musical evolution The Darlings felt it necessary
to rebrand themselves as Phantom Darlings. However, they continue to stay true to their deep retro-fittings of rock n roll. They have a knack for effortlessly drawing in their listeners into uncharted
territory. The aromatic essence of rock n roll, punk, dark wave and stoner rock, seem to have been simmering in a crock-pot full of Black Sabbath’s insidious darkness and Chuck Berry’s dexterous swagger. The much anticipated forth full length album is available now, release date 2/22/19, with vinyl to follow.
Singer/Guitar: Buddy Darling
Bass: Jarrod Bartock
Guitar: Hunter Z
Drums: Kris Comeaux