Panik

Panik

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Panik's music appeals to a wide audience. Their sound can be described as either Paramore minus the emo, No Doubt minus the ska, or Evanescense minus the ambience. However described, they create a unique sound of their own; high energy, upbeat, a bit twisted, fun and catchy, always with a bite.

Biography

Panik are like a chocolate-covered espresso bean: sweet on the outside, bitter on the inside, and they pack one heckuva punch! Panik was formed in 2001, introducing their female-fronted "psychopop" sound to Sacramento, CA.

What is psychopop?

It is music that is catchy and fun, and a bit dark and twisted. Oh yeah, they're loud, too! Dana's voice is sweet enough to seduce your soul, and strong enough to knock you on your butt. Brandon provides the psychosonic 6-string torture to get your head bobbin', while Eric and Ernie supply the back-beat rhythm to get the booty movin'. Together they have created a sound that is enjoyed by fans of pop music, alternative, rock and metal, punk and goth, and just about everything in between.

To further explain our appeal, Panik entered the song "Sleep Tight" in the 2008 Lollapalooza Last Band Standing contest. Although we did not win, once the online voting was completed, we placed 22nd out of over 900 band entries nation wide.

Panik also entered the 2009 Jansport Battle of the Bands for a chance to play at the Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Kentucky. Panik finish 20th out of nearly 2400 bands participating nation wide.

In August 2009, Panik licensed the songs "Dolls" and "Almost Dead" to Macabre Cafe.

In spring 2009, DJ Mark Gilmore from the Sacramento radio station 98ROCK started work on a four part webisode series to take Panik to the next level by performing an image make over on the band. The webisodes will be uploaded weekly for viewing on the 98Rock website. The series is anticipated to end with a live performance to debut the new band image.

2008~2009 Panik has performed with several national touring acts such as Dollyrots, Von Iva, The Fabulous Miss Wendy, and Girl in a Coma.

Lyrics

My Favorite Nightmare

Written By: Panik

I’m sitting in my empty room
And I am all alone, again
Thinking only of you
Wondering when you’ll come, again

I love the way you look at me
I’m lost inside your mystery
And then you haunt me in my dreams night after night
And I just can’t wait ‘till it’s dark

You’re my favorite nightmare!

Sometimes I wonder if you’re real
Or are you just a dream, again
I can’t control the way I feel
You make me want to scream, again

I love the way you look at me
I’m lost inside your mystery
And then you haunt me in my dreams night after night
And I just can’t wait ‘till it’s dark

You’re my favorite nightmare!

When I’m awake, you’re always gone
And I am all alone, again
Did I maybe do something wrong?
I want to sing your song, again

I love the way you look at me
I’m lost inside your mystery
And then you haunt me in my dreams night after night
And I just can’t wait ‘till it’s dark

You’re my favorite nightmare!

Dolls

Written By: Panik

I’m the one you know
The one with the darkest soul
The one with whom you don’t want to be
And that’s just fine with me

I’d rather be alone
There’s a place, where I can go
In the cemetery late at night
I play with dolls and make it right

Just because I’m not like you
You say things that aren’t true
You tell the world what you want to see
And that’s just fine with me

I’d rather be alone
There’s a place, where I can go
In the cemetery late at night
I play with dolls and make it right
I like to play with needles and pins
Don’t you want to be my friend?
Let me show you what I can do
I got a new doll and it looks like you!

A pin through the legs, and you can’t walk
A pin through the throat, and you can’t talk
A pin through the eyes, and you can’t see
And that’s just fine with me

I’d rather be alone
There’s a place, where I can go
In the cemetery late at night
I play with dolls and make it right
I like to play with needles and pins
Don’t you want to be my friend?
Let me show you what I can do
I got a new doll and it looks like you!

Sleep Tight

Written By: Panik

Pull the covers up and close your eyes tight
Listen to the things that go bump in the night
They tell you that the boogieman exists only inside your head
But it you think that’s true, I dare you to look under your bed

The closet door is opening so slowly with a creak
Open up your sleepy eyes and take a little peek
They tell you that the boogieman exists only inside your head
But it you think that’s true, I dare you to look under your bed

Good night, sleep tight
Don’t let the cannibal babies bite
Go to sleep, my little one
Your sanity has come undone

Bloody Mary’s in the mirror calling out to you
Call out her name in the dark and see what she can do
They tell you that the boogieman exists only inside your head
But it you think that’s true, I dare you to look under your bed

Discography

Panik's debut CD "Don't"

Track List
1. Bad Girl
2. Almost Dead
3. Waiting
4. Dolls
5. Then I found You
6. Sleep Tight
7. My Favorite Nightmare

Panik is currently working on their second CD with 13 new songs. Release details will be available soon.

Set List

Panik performs all original music with sets ranging from 30 minutes to 1 hour.