Panchiko release first new album in over two decades, Failed At Math(s)

By Levi Mulholland

After building an unlikely online cult following, Panchiko return with their first album since 2000.

The band’s return is an improbable one. Their 2000 debut, D>E>A>T>H>M>E>T>A>L, was discovered in an Oxfam in the band’s hometown of Nottingham in 2016, and a cult following started to grow around this obscure album on 4chan’s /mu/ board. Having long since moved on – starting careers, getting married, starting families – the band found themselves in high demand and reunited to play sold-out dates across the UK and US in 2022. Now, the band offer up a sophomore album.

Stream the album HERE

Regarding the release of Failed At Math(s), the band say: “It’s been nerve racking.  The intention behind ‘Failed At Math(s)’ was to begin to understand what Panchiko is now, and to draw a line under some of the songs that were demoed 25 years ago but we never quite finished. We wanted to create something we’re proud of and something that still has a sense of coherence whilst moving around in terms of genre – just like D>M did.  We hope folks enjoy it, we’re very happy with what we have been able to produce and are looking forward to playing the songs on tour.”

The band have also shared a video for the single ‘Gwen Everest’, titled after an “obscure character reference from a Frank Herbet short story”, with a lyrical focus on watching a loved one go down an ill-fated path and watching things unfold. The band say that the track was written but not recorded during their initial active period. The video was created by painter and animator Shunsaku Hayashi, who the band say created “something really special”, whilst also noting “We love it…although it makes us feel itchy.”

The band are set to embark on a huge world tour, beginning in the US this Sunday.

Failed at Math(s) Tour Dates:

05/07 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile [SOLD OUT]

05/08 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater [SOLD OUT]

05/10 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency

05/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Vermont Hollywood

05/13 – Las Vegas, NV @ Sick New World Festival [SOLD OUT]

05/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre [SOLD OUT]

05/15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom [SOLD OUT]

05/19 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Music Hall

05/20 – Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn

05/21 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues

05/24 – Miami, FL @ Gramps [SOLD OUT]

05/25 – Jacksonville, FL @ Underbelly

05/26 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse

05/28 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle

05/29 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat

05/30 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge [SOLD OUT]

05/31 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge

06/01 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club

06/02 – Philadelphia, PA @ Brooklyn Bowl

06/03 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom

06/04 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues [SOLD OUT]

10/07 – Paris, FR @ Trabendo

1009 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso

10/11 – Köln, DE @ Gebaude 9

10/12 – Berlin, DE @ Gretchen

10/14 – Budapest, HU @ Isolation

11/01 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club

11/02 – Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny

11/03 – Edinburgh, UK K@ The Mash House

11/04 – Glasgow, UK @ The Great Western

11/05 – Dublin, IE @ Whelan’s

11/07 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla

11/08 – London, UK @ Heaven

11/09 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla

11/10 – Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2

11/28 – Lausanne, CH @ Les Docks

11/30 – Milan, IT @ Arci Bellezza

12/01 – Bologna, IT @ Covo