In the three years since Panic Lift released their debut Witness To Our Collapse, the band has neither been silent nor stagnant. Instead, Panic Lift has been slowly establishing themselves through engaging live performances, appearing on numerous high profile compilations, and recording a follow-up album.
Last November, Panic Lift released Is This Goodbye? on Metropolis Records. The album expanded the band’s sound fusing their style of hard industrial with elements of synth-pop, dance, and rock. “Is This Goodbye?” was fueled by the singles “Temptress” and “Transient” both of which garnered attention from numerous clubs and podcasts worldwide.
Critically, the album soared with Grave Concerns Webzine calling Is This Goodbye? “Pure Musical Brilliance” while Side Line Magazine praised the album for “Mixing opposite musical ideas into a coherent, original and fascinating work” Re-gen Magazine embraced Panic Lift’s evolved sound and called the album “a must own for electro and synth-pop fans.”
This Spring, Panic Lift returns with their third single from “Is This Goodbye?” titled “Awake” This digital EP features the original cut along with 4 remixes from the likes of Alter Der Ruine, Heartwire, DeeperNET and label mates Everything Goes Cold. “Awake” also features 2 exclusive tracks from Panic Lift themselves, a club mix of the song “When Euphoria Ends” and a brand new track titled “The Voice” which see’s the band finding a more aggressive edge.
On stage, James is accompanied by live drummer Ben Tourkantonis and Dan Platt on keyboards/bass. The band toured relentlessly including sets at the legendary Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig, Germany, Triton Festival, Terminus Festival, and back to back years at Montreal’s Kinetik Festival. Last fall, the band embarked on their own “Transit 2013” headlining tour and will be on the road all summer in North America supporting Aesthetic Perfection.