Date and Time
Friday, July 12th, 2013 at 8:00pm
PANIC ROOM bring their stunning, award-winning music to The Robin 2 this summer, as part of their Official 'S K I N' Tour. A welcome return to one of the best venues in the UK!
You can expect music of epic grandeur, gutsy raw power and spine-tingling beauty ... All delivered with the sheer passion and free-spirited joy which make Panic Room one of the best-loved bands on the circuit today.
Panic Room are fronted by the soaring voice and magnetic stage-presence of Anne-Marie Helder - winner of 'Best Female Vocalist' 2012 + 2011 in 'Prog' magazine's Readers Poll.
They are famed for their phenomenal live shows, awe-inspiring musicianship, and for writing some of the most memorable songs you could ever hope to hear.
After signing to new label 'Esoteric Antenna' in 2012 (part of Cherry Red Records) the band released their 3rd album 'S K I N' - and it was quickly hailed as a 'masterpiece' by the international music press.
With its haunting, soul-stirring themes adding to the band's characteristic power and passion, Panic Room had created something truly breathtaking.
In September 2012 Panic Room were nominated for 'Anthem of the Year' at the inaugural Progressive Music Awards, and attended a rock-star-studded ceremony at London's Kew Gardens.
Alongside some of the biggest names in the music world, the band were honoured to be featured in this Award for their track 'Song For Tomorrow' (which opens the new album).
★ Hear sound-clips here at ReverbNation :
With a genre-free approach to their songwriting and performance, Panic Room are proud to be musical 'free spirits'.
This freedom means that they often experiment with different styles and vibes of music, and to great success.
It also brings the band a huge and loyal fanbase from around the globe, who delight in the fact that Panic Room sound so utterly unique.
It might contain elements of rock, funk, pop, prog, folk & roots, and even world music...
But essentially, Panic Room only sound like Panic Room.
And what shines through the brightest in everything they do is the Song - the melody, the lyrics, and the groove.
The 'S K I N' Tour 2013 brings the chance to hear this incredible music played Live, by a band at the top of their game.
PANIC ROOM will be joined for this full headline show by special guests Morpheus Rising -
opening the show with a bang!
PANIC ROOM - ROLL OF HONOUR!
* BEST FEMALE VOCALIST - Anne-Marie Helder - CRPP Awards 2012 + 2011
* BEST SONG OF THE YEAR - 'Satellite'
* BEST DRUMMER - Gavin John Griffiths
* BEST BASSIST - Yatim Halimi
* PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR - Anne-Marie Helder (CRS Awards 2011 - 2013)
* ANTHEM OF THE YEAR - 'Song For Tomorrow' from 'S K I N' (nominated) - Progressive Music Awards 2012
* ALBUM OF THE YEAR - 'Satellite' (5th) - 'Classic Rock' Magazine
* HEARTTHROB AWARD 2013 - Anne-Marie Helder - 'Classic Rock Prog' Magazine
The sound of Panic Room is difficult to define - as any new music should be.
But when trying to describe the band, reviewers have referenced artists including: Muse, All About Eve, Jeff Buckley, Kate Bush, KT Tunstall, Led Zeppelin (with a 'female Robert Plant' at the helm!)... Marillion, Rush, Sigur Rós, Mahler, Goldfrapp... and more!
The influences and moods within Panic Room's music might be varied and eclectic, but all of this is used to brilliant effect: the band are said to
"create a unique and potent sound, which somehow carves its own groove... and then proceed to fill it with a lush brilliance, like rivers of fire".
Make up your own mind, when Panic Room come and play near you...