Panic Shack – Meal Deal

Cardiff riot-grrrl inspired five-piece Panic Shack are big fans of Boots/Superdrug/town centre lunchtime convenience food, confessing that latest single ‘Meal Deal’ was originally a straightforward punky tribute to the ham sandwich, salt & vinegar crisp and bottle of lemonade combo, but recent political events saw the group rewrite the record to recognise it’s brilliant simplicity whilst also reflecting on the outrage that, with the rise in the cost of living, many struggle to even afford the requisite couple of quid for this modest midday munch.

To address this crucial subject matter Panic Shack harness punk-pop power like 1990’s Bis, although where the Glaswegian scamps were able to shine in an era of which the most important thing in their world was resurrecting sweetshops, attending school discos and keeping an eye out for secret vampires, it’s a shameful sign of the times that Panic Shack’s sprightly ode to convenience food has to be edged with the admission that loads of hard working people can only just about muster up three quid for dinner.

Panic Shack are out on tour currently in the UK and further afield. If you want to catch them live the dates are below:

2nd-5th November – Castellon, Spain – Pro Weekend Festival
25th November – Manchester – O2 Ritz – with Yard Act – SOLD OUT
26th November- Bristol – Marble Factory – with Yard Act – SOLD OUT
27th November – Cardiff – Tramshed – with Yard Act – SOLD OUT

6th January – Bognor Regis – Rockaway Beach Festival

8th Febuary – Liverpool – Jimmys
9th February – Manchester – YES Basement

11th February – The Hague, Netherlands – Grauzone Festival
13th February – St Albans – The Horn
14th February – London – The Lexington
15th February – Tunbridge Wells – The Forum
16th February – Brighton – The Prince Albert
17th February – Bristol – Strange Brew
23rd February – Hull – Hull Central Library
24th February – Glasgow – Garage Attic
25th February – Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
26th February – Nottingham – Bodega

‘Meal Deal’ was recorded at Rat Trap studios in Cardiff with Tom Rees of Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard. The single was released on 13th October 2022 and is available to stream EVERYWHERE. Check out the video for ‘Meal Deal’ below:

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