Panic Shack

Playlist: Panic Shack

Following the release of their debut EP Baby Shack, we asked Cardiff band Panic Shack to make us a playlist for the bank holiday weekend.

Maya Radcliffe
  • By Maya Radcliffe
  • 14 Apr 2022
  • min read

Last week, Cardiff's Panic Shack released their highly anticipated debut EP, Baby Shack, on Brace Yourself Records.

Baby Shack rounds off what's been a huge spring for the band, who are currently on tour with Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard and have just had a non-stop weekend at BBC 6Music Festival that saw them headlining the BBC Introducing and Horizons stage and playing the Y Plas Students Union alongside Orlando Weeks.

Next up, the band hit DIY Alive festival this month and The Great Escape in May, as well as playing a sold-out headline show at Clwb Ifor Bach on 7 May and announcing their new club night, Luv Shack.

Following the big release, we asked Panic Shack to make us a playlist for the weekend. Give their song curation, and the final single of the EP Baby, a spin below.

Megan Thee Stallion - Captain Hook

She’s a lyrical genius and absolutely STUNNING! Can’t wait to see her at Primavera this year.

Azelia Banks - 1991

Can’t help but get up and dance when this song comes on.

Sleaford Mods – Jobseeker

The song delivers a tongue in cheek message that we can relate to as a band a lot, alongside a class dance track what’s not to love?

Yard Act - Fixer Upper

We’ve loved Yard Act for some time now and it’s been amazing to watch them grow in the industry. This was the first song that introduced us to them, hadn’t laughed out loud to a song in a while before this one. And the whole concept of Graham is iconic.

Grandmas House - Golden

We went on tour with the Grandmas not too long back and we absolutely bloody love them and their music. This song kicks off their EP with so much power, Yaz’s voice is so unique it has you in a chokehold from the get go.

William Onyeabor - Fantastic Man

An absolute tune that just makes you want to get up for a little boogie at any time of the day. It pains us to say that we actually missed the set at Greenman festival because we were too drunk. Could hear him from the campsite and honestly it was a sad moment and a big regret.

Boy Azooga - Loner Boogie

A fellow cardiff pal whose music and songwriting is honestly nothing short of brilliant. It's understated and modest whilst still being super groovy. This song in particular is a very relatable BOP!

Gossip - Standing in the Way of Control

This is the pinnacle of indie sleaze for me, an era I’m particularly fond of. It’s such a powerful song and never fails to get us screaming and thrashing about on the dance floor!

Le Tigre - Deceptacon

We’re all about the political pop music. Kathleen Hanna is a total inspiration for us, where would we be without her aye?

The Fall - Totally Wired

Mark E Smith is just a flat-out legend. Love this tune, raw and chaotic, very much our vibe.