ARIA winning alt-rockers The Panics’s, today release the official second single alongside the video for ‘Hole In Your Pocket’; the title track of their critically acclaimed, fifth studio album which is out now via Dew Process / UMA.
Keeping in step with the legacy of the Melbourne via Perth outfit, the evocative track ‘Hole In Your Pocket’ takes its lyrical inspiration from scenes of Australian landscape. The band’s front man and principal songwriter Jae Laffer explains; “The song comes out of looking at the centre of the WA mining boom through the eyes of my tourist self, taking in the extremes of the area for the first time and putting myself in the shoes of some of the local people who have watched and felt the rapid changes of the area.”
“I wrote this song up in the Pilbara region of Western Australia” says Laffer “The land and industry is very visual up there and wrote it from the perspective of an older man describing the changing landscape of his ancestral home – seeing the beauty of a place being bought and sold in front of him.
Hole in your pocket – is the feeling of despite what path travel and actions you take – what you end up with can be very different than what you imagined and out of your control. This and the expansive feel and intent of the track was a central feel of the album.”
Musically the song recalls the epic production and energy of the likes Echo And The Bunnymen and further reveals the narrative set forth by the outstanding first single ‘Weatherman,’ the critically heralded comeback track they released in August, 2017 – their first new material as a band since 2011’s stunning album Rain On The Hummingwire.
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