Musicloop: Big Weekend - The Panics & On The Bright Side
Listen to my chat below with Jae Laffer from The Panics - such a cool dude!!
Playing: Perth, WA
Where: The Bakery, Northbridge
When: Friday, 22nd July
Support Bands: San Sisco and Split Seconds
Tickets: SOLD OUT
Hey gang, Kate Mac here with some more music stuff! When I got the call up to interview Jae Laffer from "The Panics," I couldn't hold back my inner screaming fan. Since I was in high school "The Panics" have had a huge influence on me and after speaking to Jae it just cemented my respect for them even further. This is a WA born band that has been making music without the cleches or the record label changing their sound. If you don't know who these guys are you need to know. I'll keep this brief as lots of information can be heard in the interview but in a nut shell this is their journey.
A decade ago they brought out their self-titled debut album and since then have just been kicking goals. But, It wasn't until their third album, "Cruel Guards" in 2007, they really got the recognition they deserved. Listening to their songs is almost like listening to the soundtrack of your life. Laffer has a way of getting listeners to connect with the lyrics as well as their iconic indi sound surrounded by grunge guitar, acoustic piano, an array of trumpets and mini electronic tid bits.
On this album was the career changing song which was totally unexpected for the band, "Don't Fight It". It featured on TV shows like Underbelly and Ugly Betty and became one of those reflective songs that you heard at weddings, funerals and those other significant moments in peoples lives.
Other hits on the album included "Get Us Home," "Feeling Is Gone" and "Something In The Garden." They're all tracks that gained momentum after "Don't Fight it" flew off.
From here they spent their days touring, recording and writing all over the world and became a huge success in the UK. If you listen to the interview you'll get this journey in more detail but their new album "Rain On The Humming Wire" was written in England, recorded in the iconic Dreamland Studios just outside Woodstock and then mixed in Manhattan. So, many influences come in to create this album and it is going to be their most magic stuff yet. The lead single out now is "Majesty" and their new album is in stores 29th July.
On The Bright Side
Following the huge gig on Friday night by the Panics, we have "On The Bright Side." With some of the best acts from Australia and overseas it's going to be an absolute monster day. It's going to be absolutely amazing!!! If you need a cheeky reminder on who the acts are, have a listen below to some of artist most popular hits.