Geoff Barrow opens dispute with Phantogram over sample use

The Portishead musician is claiming that the NYC outfit used his drumming for a track.

After previously taking issue with The Weeknd over a re-recorded section of Portishead’s ‘Machine Gun’, Geoff Barrow has set his sights on NYC duo Phantogram, who he claims used one of his drum samples without permission.

The track in question is ‘When I’m Small’, one of the band’s first ever songs dating back to 2009. Barrow is claiming that the song samples a Jimi Entley Sound track from 2002, ‘Charlie’s Theme’, which features the Bristol resident on drums. He cites Who Sampled as his source.

Barrow took to Twitter to confront the band, although the band - currently enjoying New York Fashion Week - have yet to respond.

He most recently tweeted: “You see @Phantogram have just sold it their tune to a Gillette advert so I hear my drums about 6 times a day and it got me wondering…”

See both songs in question below.

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