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PANAMA

the AU playlist: Panama presents their 10 Favourite Tracks

Hot on the heels of releasing their latest music video Stay Forever, the boys in Panama will be hitting the stage tomorrow night for the Halloween party at Luna Park in Sydney: Ouija Beats. In anticipation for the night, we asked the band to share with us their ten favourite tracks at the moment for today's featured Playlist:

New Music Video: Panama "Stay Forever" (2014)

Future Classic act Panama have released the music video for their refreshing single "Stay Forever", complementing the summery beach track with a little group swim action in an incredibly interesting video. The gorgeous piano-driven introduction gives way to a rhythmic breeze of Panama's brand of atmospheric electro-rock. This one is definitely going to make it onto summer playlists around the world, so get on it quick.

'Ouija Beats' Halloween party to feature Northeast Party House, Basenji and more at Luna Park in Sydney!

Luna Park's Big Top is going to get it's freak on this Halloween, with a whole bunch of talented musicmakers joining up for one hell of an October 31st party! 'Ouija Beats' will see the electronic-based bands and producers perform alongside circus performers, with Luna Park offering punters two hours of free rides on the night from 6pm. That's right - free rides. You can win prizes for having the most inventive costumes and with Uber on board to get you to and from the venue with a $40 credit, you're guaranteed a sick time!

Future Classic trio Panama headline Rekorderlig Cider's Sounds In The Snow festival

September is going to be an exciting time for the mountain town of Thredbo, as the renowned Rekorderlig Cider lead the charge on several beautifully Swedish themed events, one of which is an entire music festival held in the Australian Alps at a secret location to be revealed exclusively through Rekorderlig Cider's Facebook page closer to the date. The festival, titled Sounds in the Snow, will be headlined by dominant electro-pop band Panama, who will be coming straight from their current tour throughout Europe and the USA.

Tour Diary: Tim Commandeur from Panama at SXSW 2014!

Following the release of our second EP Always last November, 2014 has been an exciting year for Panama. Starting the year off playing Field Day, followed by a national tour, it also saw us take to foreign shores for our first international run of shows. Here’s some brief words and imagery to help better describe my experience.

More Australian artists added to the SXSW 2014 lineup!

SXSW is right around the corner and still, the exciting announcements continue to roll out. If you missed it yesterday, a third round of musicians were announced to be headed to Austin for a week of showcase performances, seminars and general music good times, including a bunch of Aussies.

Photo Gallery: Field Day Part 1 - The Domain (01.01.14)

Part one of our Field Day festival coverage at The Domain in Sydney includes artists such as A$AP Rocky (pictured above), Alison Wonderland, Cosmo's Midnight, Crystal Fighters, Flight Facilities, Hermitude, Panama, Ta-Ku, Wave Racer and What So Not. Photos by Johnny Au.

the AU interview: Jarrah McCleary of Panama (Sydney)

Sydney's Panama are one of the many artists to be featuring on the 2014 Field Day lineup, tackling a Sydney festival crowd in celebrating the first day of the New Year. Jarrah McCleary speaks with me about the past year for the band, festival game plans and what his plans are for making music once 2014 rolls around.

Photo Gallery: Smirnoff #DOUBLEBLACKHOUSE Launch ft. Panama - Venue 505, Sydney (31.10.13)

Last Thursday night, Smirnoff's intimate pop up bar, the #DOUBLEBLACKHOUSE, opened in Sydney, celebrating the launch of their new Double Black spirit. Their opening night party featured a performance from Panama, a barrage of Double Black Comet* cocktails and a... bath? Enjoy the photos below and look out for the #DOUBLEBLACKHOUSE to return this Friday, 8th November with a Future Classic party (featuring Touch Sensitive - tickets on sale HERE) and next Friday, the 15th, hosted by General Pants Co.

New Music Video: Panama - "Always" (2013)

"Always" is the title track from Panama's sophomore EP, which is out now on Future Classic. The video is a continuation of the story in their first video clip for "It's Not Over", released earlier this year.

Album Review: Panama - Always (2013 EP)

Panama’s second EP Always shows off the quartet’s versatility. On the surface, Always is three tracks of dancy electro indie pop. In reality though, none of the three tunes sound remotely the same. Always is Panama’s way of reminding listeners that even though they’re still growing and developing, the Sydneysiders will still find a way for you to dance your bum off. Panama’s second EP, Always was part recorded with and produced by Eric Broucek (!!!, Classixx, Holy Ghost!, Hercules & Love Affair). The rest was produced from vocalist Jarrah McLeary’s home studio.

2014 Field Day line up announced, with Wiz Khalifa A$AP Rocky, The Wombats and more to feature!

The lineup for Sydney's Field Day has been announced! Held at The Domain on New Year's Day, the artists who will be stopping by come from all across the music community, both Australian and international. Being one of the few major music events to be held in the Domain, following the departure of Harvest and Homebake from the venue, Field Day is definitely stepping up in giving the punter a festival experience to remember.

CLOSED Win a double pass to see Clubfeet!

Melbourne (via South Africa) five-piece Clubfeet are elated to announce their return to the Australian touring circuit with a ten date national tour in June – July. They will be joined by special guests and rising Sydneysiders Panama alongside local supports in each city, ensuring that this will be one hell of a dancefloor throwdown.

FBi Radio announces the 'All Our Friends' series of fundraisers.

Over the past 10 years, FBi Radio has been the launchpad for many burgeoning Sydney artists and has continued to foster a creative and supportive networks for the artistic community. The station is proud to announce a series of fundraisers called 'All Our Friends', a run of gigs which are set to celebrate a decade on air.