MUSIC NEWS: Panic Shack Release Video For New Single ‘Meal Deal’ & Announce UK Tour Dates
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Panic Shack have released a video for their brand new single Meal Deal. The track is the band’s first new music since their debut EP Baby Shack.
“We wrote Meal Deal back in 2020. It was once almost an ode to the meal deal, declaring our love for our favourite combos, but since then we’ve got a bit more to be angry about and are annoyed that meal deals are still all we can afford,” the band explains.
“We would regularly get meal deals on our lunch breaks. We’d get 30 minutes to run to Boots or Tesco, have a cig and scoff it down before having to be all smiles again on the shop floor, but to keep spirits high we’d send each other our combos and rate them. For example, ready salted crisps, a ham sandwich and a water would get nil pois, obviously. We truly believe your meal deal says a lot about you.
“The new and improved version, however, is less focused on the actual meal deal itself and more towards what the meal deal represents… being skint. In true Shack style we are keeping things relatively light but still giving our two pence on the current state of living.”
“We wanted the video to be rough and ready much like the sound of the song; it also gave us a few extra pennies to go towards the sandwich, crisps and drink combo that we love dearly,” they add. “Being absolutely skint is pretty bleak: the message speaks for itself so we didn’t want to dwell on that. We wanted to capture the fun we have when we’re together, to contrast what we’re talking about in the song (because god knows we need a break from the doom and gloom in the news). We hope you enjoy spending a few minutes behind the scenes on Planet Shack. (P.s don’t judge the Red Bulls.)”
Panic Shack have also announced a UK tour for 2023, which follows the band’s festival appearances and shows with Yard Act later this year. See them live at one of the following dates:
Thu 13th – NORWICH, UK – Wild Paths
Fri 21st – CARDIFF, UK – Swn Festival
Wed 2nd-Sat 5th – CASTELLON, ES – Pro Weekend Festival
Fri 25th – MANCHESTER, UK – O2 Ritz*
Sat 26th – BRISTOL, UK – Marble Factory*
Sun 27th – CARDIFF, UK – Tramshed*
Fri 6th – BOGNOR REGIS, UK – Rockaway Beach Festival
Fri 3rd – NOTTINGHAM, UK – Bodega
Sun 5th – HULL, UK – Central Library
Tue 7th – GLASGOW, UK – Garage Attic
Wed 8th – LIVERPOOL, UK – Jimmy’s
Thu 9th – MANCHESTER, UK – YES Basement
Sat 11th – THE HAGUE, NL – Grauzone Festival
Mon 13th – ST ALBANS, UK – The Horn
Tue 14th – LONDON, UK – The Lexington
Wed 15th – TUNBRIDGE WELLS, UK – The Forum
Thu 16th – BRIGHTON, UK – The Prince Albert
Fri 17th – BRISTOL, UK – Rough Trade
*w/ Yard Act
Panic Shack‘s debut EP Baby Shack is out now via Brace Yourself Records, available to stream or purchase HERE.