A new bi-monthly section which turns the spotlight on Canada’s developing music talent.
PANICLAND – Winnipeg.
Understanding that Twitter/Instagram/You Tube is the current way to go to be discovered in today’s music industry environment, a fortuitous meeting between two 14 year-old lads at a Winnipeg music shop in 2009 is starting to pay dividends.
Having experienced a couple of wobbles in their early lineup, vocalist/guitarist Braedon Horbacio and bassist Ian Wilmer have now completed the band by adding Braedon’s 16-year-old brother Riley on guitar and 18-year-old Travis Hunnie on drums and have quickly developed a reputation as teenage heartthrobs with a series of concerts at high schools and all-age venues across the country.
Good enough to catch the ear of former Harlequin guitarist Glen Willows who now serves as the band’s manager, Panicland have performed at the 2015 NXNE showcase in Toronto, have signed on with Ralph James’ T.A.G agency but are in no rush to sign a recording contract as they seek out U.S representation.
Having released two singles; “The California Song” and “Runaway” which have attracted over 150,000 hits on You Tube and over 20,000 Twitter followers plus having received support from the likes of Much Music and SOCAN, Panicland are certainly indicative of the new, youthful talent being spawned in this country.
For further information contact Panicland at www.panicland.net or contact Glen Willows at Burning Circus Management at (778) 350-0449.
(New artists/bands wishing to receive coverage in this section should contact Keith Sharp at firstname.lastname@example.org)