There are few new bands out there that could sell out Brixton Academy four nights straight, but Las Vegas scenesters Panic! At the Disco can add that to their ever growing list of accolades.
Having survived the unfriendly hoards at Reading, won Video of The Year at the VMA’s, they’ve now sold over 1.2 million copies of their debut album ‘A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out’. Good going for a band who are barely out of their teens.
‘I Write Sins Not Tragedies’ enjoys a renaissance, having been previously released digitally in February, and for many is already the best known Panic track. With it’s staccato intro, with Brendon Urie’s now familiar dramatic vocals curling their way around guitar chords, it’s the very essence of a great pop song, it’s punk rock roots firmly planted with an increasingly agitated bass line and ruthless hooks.
“I chime in with a ‘Haven’t you people ever heard of closing a goddamn door?’ is increasingly contagious, and Urie’s vocals get under your skin, it’s repetitive and oh so catchy. This single is a piece of drama, it’s theatre for the ears, and it’s what Panic! At The Disco do really well. They’ve a talented lot, these guys – and they’re bringing pop punk to the masses. With the band building momentum with every release, resistance is futile, these guys are just getting better every day. Out this Monday.
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