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George Pannell

Sounds likeDECLAN MCKENNA, JAWS, THE NIGHT CAFÉ
LocationBirmingham

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George Pannell is an exciting young musician from Birmingham. His dreamy indie-pop sound incorporates influences from fellow Brummies JAWS and Swim Deep, to the likes of My Bloody Valentine and Nirvana. Other cited inspiration includes The Beatles, The Smashing Pumpkins and Mac Demarco. His music has been described by many as a mix of The Libertines style guitars, and Declan McKenna inspired lyrics and vocals.

The 17 year old has recorded demos in his room, with 'Royal Affair' and 'The Truth' being released on streaming platforms. 'Royal Affair' was played on BBC Introducing WM, and received praise, as he was described as ‘wise beyond his years’. This radio play, along with some recent sell out shows, has resulted in his demos on Spotify racking up over 8000 plays combined, as well as 300+ monthly listeners. These numbers will only continue to grow over the coming months, as George builds his way up on both the local and national music scenes, and hopes to tour in the near future.

George has played all around Birmingham on his own using a loop pedal over the last year, including support slots at the O2 Academy, while supporting the likes of SUGARTHIEF, John Buckley and FLING. He has also headlined the iconic Sunflower Lounge. Now backed by a full band, a whole new dynamic has been added to his live set, as well as some fresh songs. His live shows are no longer notable for chilled out acoustic music, but instead distorted guitars, mosh pits and stage invasions, as well as the lyrics of even unreleased songs being screamed back to the stage by the crowd.

He is currently working on new material, as well as touring around Birmingham and the wider Midlands area. His debut professional release 'Fade Away' (recorded with producer Ryan Pinson [SUGARTHIEF, Violet, Riscas]) will be out on Feb 20th 2019, accompanied by another headline show at the Sunflower Lounge on the same night. Along with this, George also plans to release an EP in the summer, which will be a step in a different direction to his current sound. It should certainly be an exciting year.

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Date Monday 25 March 2019 at 18:52
Address Hare & Hounds, High Street, Birmingham, UK, B14 7JZ
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