In the two years since Panic Lift released their third album Skeleton Key, the band has neither been silent nor stagnant. Instead, Panic Lift has been busy touring North American and crafting the next full length album
Last November, Panic Lift released Skeleton Key on Metropolis Records. The album expanded the band’s sound fusing their style of hard industrial with elements of synth-pop, dance, and rock. “Skeleton Key” was fueled by the singles “Paper Mask” and “This Poison Remains” both of which garnered attention from numerous clubs and podcasts worldwide.
Critically, the album soared with ReGen Magazine saying that Skeleton Key is “Great for fans, DJs, and avid music collectors. We can only expect more outstanding creations to come from this project as Panic Lift continues to produce music that is better, faster, and harder.” while Damned Industrial praised the album saying “Skeleton Key, the follow to Panic Lift's 2012 offering Is This Goodbye?, sees the band progress musically even further from the 2008 debut album with a much more varied and interesting collection of songs. This is a solid album with some really great industrial tunes to bang your head to” Re-gen Magazine embraced Panic Lift’s evolved sound and called the album “a must own for electro and synth-pop fans.”
This Summer, Panic Lift returns with their fourth album “End Process” which features 10 new tracks which see the band finding a more aggressive edge.
On stage, James is accompanied by live drummers Ben Tourkantonis and Cristian Carver along with 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. This summer, the band will embark on their own headlining tour and will be on the road throughout North America.