Mar 05 2013The Panics, In The Pines! 21 April 2013
That’s right. If you’re in WA you may have already heard local independent luminary, RTRFM, is celebrating 20 years of it’s annual local music festival-In The Pines. Named as much for it’s location as it is for The Triffid’s rural recorded gem of ’86, In The Pines is the festival that has been happening way before others of it’s kind were even a twinkle in the festival-worshippers eye. As well as the beautiful setting that is The Somerville Auditorium, be treated to a retrospective of WA’s diverse music history of the last two decades. Tickets on sale, at a very nice price
Jun 29 2012The Panics play Rock It, Black Keys, John Butler Sunday 28 October
Just Announced. The Panics will be playing the 11nth Rock it in Perth later this year. The Black Keys round out a fantastic line-up that has a strong WA focus featuring John Butler, Birds Of Tokyo and The Kill Devil Hills. For those that can remember, The Black Keys played a fantastic show at The Charles Hotel in North Perth about ten years back. They could almost be locals. On a Black Keys side note- Check out the new Dr. John record the Keys own Dan Auerbach produced. Destined to be a classic.
Jun 22 2012Rode Microphones
We need to say a big thank you to Ryan and all at RODE microphones. We have been starting demo’s for our next release and Rode have gotten behind us as fans of the band. Thanks guys.
Jan 16 2012New clip for Not Quite A Home
“Earlier this year I found myself in Indonesia. It was my first time there and I was immediately struck by the beauty in its colours, landscape and the people’s warmth and spirituality. A filmmaker friend of mine and I decided to take some time travelling and film what happened, with the idea to make a film clip. We realised that being somewhat out of place wherever we went, that the idea of the foreigner in a new landscape not quite fitting in, was very much like the subject matter of ‘Not Quite A Home’. The song, written in England and based around a friend of mine never feeling at home in that land and always being the outsider, was a perfect match for the footage.
Over a few days we decided to simply hit the road and meet locals, get talking, have a drink and a conversation (when possible) and keep the camera rolling. Out of place and on the road we roamed with the song and stopped town to town. We gambled at a makeshift pool hall on the side of a highway, wandered the charred remains of a volcanic crater, walked through empty late night market places and roadside bars. One morning we found ourselves following a large crowd into a makeshift arena and found ourselves amongst a few thousand gamblers screaming at the illegal but tolerated cock fighting. It was brutal and highly intense to watch, but is very popular and a cultural event you don’t see every day. Of all the places to feel most out of place, that would have to be it.
The song is a personal favourite and in many ways telling of the recurring themes on ‘Rain On the Humming Wire’. A song of displacement, travel and unrequited love, written between Australia and England; it’s what we do best.” J.L.