Artist info

Genre

Indie, Punk, Rock


band members

Rhys Adams - Guitar/Vocals Alex Stanton - Bass/Vocals Rangi Barnes - Drums/Percussion


Influences

FIDLAR, Blink-182, Pavement, Violent Soho, DZ DEATHRAYS, Ball Park Music, Dune Rats , Modern Baseball


Website

linktr.ee/pandamic

Bio

Combining raucous riffs, bitey-punk bass lines, and thunderous drum beats with catchy melodies and melancholy and also a splash of technicality, musings on heartbreak and humanity, Pandamic have a dynamic sound that captures the attention of audiences wherever they play from the first note.

Their songs have crowds everywhere going from belting out every anthemic chorus at the top of their lungs to wild slam dancing and back again in the space of a single song. Pandamic’s distinct fusion of grungy skater-punk and indie rock has already won them an absolutely frothing following of fans and the band are constantly seeking to take their music in new directions.

Hailing from the regional town of Rockhampton, Pandamic are composed of Rhys Adams (Guitar/Vocals), Rangi Barnes (Drums), and Alex Stanton (Bass/Backing Vocals). Formed originally as an acoustic duo which then turned into jamming in the family shed with Rangi, the band were quick to expand and begin making an impression across Australia. Alternating between rowdy party punk and slower, more heartfelt songs, Pandamic’s first EP Scumbag swiftly scored them the once in a lifetime chance to open for Groovin’ The Moo. Their riotous live act eventually caught the eye of Brisbane surfer-skater-party punks Dune Rats, who signed them to their label Ratbag Records. Soon after, Pandamic released their signature single SAM and their second EP Archer, a tight six-track record packed with crowd favourites and anthemic singalongs that catapulted the band into the spotlight during the Fuck Yeah Ledge Yew tour with their labelmates Dune Rats and indie rock titans Tired Lion.

Since then Pandamic have toured in support of both homegrown legends including DZ Deathrays, The Rubens, Slowly Slowly, and The Bennies as well as international heavyweights like US electro-punks The Garden and legendary punk-rock group Me First And The Gimme Gimmes. Their latest single Sweater served as a taste of what’s to come from Rockhampton’s favoured sons and showcased the band’s continued evolution of their sound while still retaining plenty of playful pop-punk energy.

It’d be a mistake for anyone to take their eyes off Pandamic for too long because this is just the beginning.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

16 Apr 2021

Triple J
40

cancer, moles, sharks, train, hurricane, bus - there's some real vitriol in here and i'm smiling along rather than running in fear. if you're a fan of bugs and tiny little houses then dive right in!

cancer, moles, sharks, train, hurricane, bus - there's some real vitriol in here and i'm smiling along rather than running in fear. if you're a fan of bugs and tiny little houses then dive right in!

Review

Review by Abby Butler Abby Butler

13 Apr 2021

Triple J
40

well if YOU'RE here uploading this certified anthem and I'M here reviewing it... WHO'S DRIVING THE BUS?!

well if YOU'RE here uploading this certified anthem and I'M here reviewing it... WHO'S DRIVING THE BUS?!

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

08 Apr 2021

Triple J
40

2021's official F U anthem. In spite of the gory sentiment I'm having such a blast banging my neck and shouting along with Pandamic on this one.

2021's official F U anthem. In spite of the gory sentiment I'm having such a blast banging my neck and shouting along with Pandamic on this one.