The Panics

The Panics

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The band have a Big atmospheric sound, great songs with powerful lyrics, driven by twin guitars and keyboards. Already won major awards in Australia, sold out gigs around the country and played many major festivals. Nathan Followil from Kings of Lyon raved about them to Rolling Stone magazine.

Biography

The band were spotted following a Happy Mondays tour of Australia and signed to their label by Gaz Whelan. Shaun Ryder later invited them on to a BBC radio show he was hosting where they performed 3 songs live to air and asked them to support Happy Mondays. The band's highly acclaimed current album 'Cruel Guards" won the prestigous Triple J "Album of the year" Award and an ARIA award. Their single "Don't Fight it" was named Top 10 record of the year by Triple J. Nathan Followil from Kings of Lyon raved about their performance at South by Southwest to Rolling Stone magazine "You know how normally when you hear a band you can list the bands that have influenced them or that they have ripped off straight away you, you couldn't do it for them. They sounded like nothing I'd heard before, really melodic and atmospheric". The late Tony Wilson, who saw them at In the City was a big fan of the band and played them several times on his XFM radio show. The Panics always sell out their tours of Australia and have performed at many major festivals. They have also supported the likes of Morrisey and Badly drawn boy. Lead singer Jae Laffer was asked by Noel Gallgher to support him on his solo acoustic tour of Astralia. The album is currently getting great reviews in America. Ken Barnes from USA Today called the album "Gloriously seductive". The album will be released as a double CD in the UK in March. The band are influenced by Bob Dylan, The Stones, The Triffids, Go-Betweens and Nick Cave.

Lyrics

don't fight it

Written By: laffer,wootton,wootton,otway,grigor

Don’t Fight It

I have no other way
There is a price to pay
For what the man will say
But I was a million miles away
In a promise full of steam
It could take no vacant dream
To persuade me to believe

I think just don’t fight it
Don’t fight it
Don’t fight it
If you don’t know what it is
If you don’t know what it is

I left my heart in places
Forgot every one of their faces
And tried to navigate
A broken path of which I may have helped create
In any incident this is never no accident
To stand alone and let the silence make itself at home

Oh give it up
Those dirty tricks
No quick fix can undo it
Oh give it up
I wont resist
My answers always this

I say don’t fight it
Don’t fight it
Don’t fight it
If you don’t know what it is
If you don’t know what it is

Where has my light gone
Where has my fight gone
What keeps us burning when the fire is long gone
If I can’t relate
To that voice without a face
Should I be afraid
Or is it just a voice I did create

Oh give it up
Those dirty tricks
No quick fix can undo it
Oh give it up
I wont resist
My answers always this

live without

Written By: lafer,wootton,wootton,olway,grigor

Live Without

You don’t tell me we don’t talk no more
Feels like a lifetime on an endless chore
I had it coming
I could tell by the guilt that she wore
If there were noises late at night coming from my door
You won’t be knockin’ to that sound no more
We have a chance and a plan to restore

And I ….don’t wanna live without
No I …. Don’t wanna live without

You scraped this body down to its core
You had me hearing voices that were loud as a war
You were the face that would come tumblin’ down with it all
We took a corner ‘round an unknown ridge
A conversation by the unused bridge
You had no face at all
I had to dig a hole or swim

I aint gonna battle no more
I have tried to weather that storm
Now its calm and it’s clear
But it’s never gone

And I … don’t wanna live without
No I … don’t wanna live without

I was looking back at every face in the street
Screaming at the shadows with a howl of defeat
I admit I had some trouble
keeping my feelings discreet
and now the memory I keep well it’s not one I’ve shown
it creeps like a fever and it bleeds on its own
and what has died here may sleep
better if its left alone

and I aint gonna battle no more
No I aint gonna battle no more
I have tried to weather that storm
Now its calm and it’d clear
But it’s never gone

And I … don’t wanna live without
No I … don’t wanna live without

cruel guards

Written By: laffer,wootton,wootton,otway,grigor

The Cruel guards

I see you in the papers through a foggy lens,
waving with a fist , my team , she always wins
He looks into your eyes like an old friend
tells you there’s a difference,
there’s us, us , us and them

It’s a cheat to make me feel happy when it’s on loan,
when you aint ever home , no you aint ever home

There is a bright , bright heat
They are the cruel , cruel guards
A most unfortunate charm
It’s always calm , it’s always calm
Right before you do me harm

I lost it once in a market queue,
dropped my bags, felt gagged and left
seeing black and blue

Found us drowned in the cobblestone
Forget your supplies
for the waters will rise on their own

It’s a cheat to make me feel happy when it’s on loan,
when you aint ever home , no you aint ever home

There is a bright , bright heat
They are the cruel , cruel guards
A most unfortunate charm
It’s always calm , it’s always calm
right before you do me harm

It’s always calm , it’s always calm
Right before you do me harm

Discography

A house on a street in a town I'm from(debut album)
Crack in the wall(mini album)
Sleeps like a curse (album)
Cruel Guards (album)
Don't Fight it (single)
Give me some good luck (ep)
This day last year(ep)
Kid you're a dreamer(ep)
Factory Girl (ep)
All albums have been feature albums on Triple J and all eps and received ATB airplay. Dont fight it was also a major commercial radio track.

Set List

Kid you're a dreamer
dont fight it
get us home
ruins
creaks
live without
confess
something in the garden
feelin is gone
sleeps like a curse
best mistake
This day last year
Twin sisters
Our set generally runs for one hour but we have done longer sets