Hot on the heels of their Canadian promotional radio tour, Winnipeg’s pop-sensation Panicland release their newest single “Bad Word” today on iTunes and Spotify. Early support at radio include Hot 89.9 (Ottawa), 90.3 Amp (Calgary), Hot 93.5 (Sudbury), 99.1 Hits (St. John’s), CKXS (Chatham), Hot 105 (Charlottetown), 101.9 The Giant (Sydney), 101.1 The One (Brooks), 101.3 Kool FM (Bonnyville).
“I’m extremely proud of the fact that our first single is one that I wrote and produced 100% myself at home,” says lead vocalist Braedon Basseo. “I wanted ‘Bad Word’ to have some attitude and old school rock n’ roll spirit to it. I’d love to prove that pop music doesn’t have to be dumbed down and can be dangerous by taking cliches of pop music and turning them on themselves.”
As a band with a do-it-yourself mentality, Panicland are seasoned live performers. Through determination and hard work, the band have started to make a name for themselves in their hometown of Winnipeg and have garnered an impressive social media following which includes 27,000 Twitter followers.
Panicland is comprised of Braedon Basseo (vocals and guitar), Ian Willmer (bass), Riley Basseo (guitar), and Travis Hunnie (drums).
Basseo’s co-writing credits include Gavin Brown (Metric, Billy Talent, 3 Days Grace), Joe Cruz (Carly Rae Jepsen) and Tommy Mac (Hedley).