Birmingham and Bristol based Genuine Panama make a wriggly, indie-soul type of business. Brass sections and bass solos meet pop-ready lyrical melodies, hitting some uncharted sweet spot between Bombay Bicycle Club and Lettuce.
Since forming in 2017, Genuine Panama’s early gigs in art galleries, cramped cafes, and car park rooftops have given way to rambunctious headline slots at The Victoria and 02 Academy 3, Birmingham, The Frog and Fiddle, Cheltenham, and The Louisiana, Bristol. Their debut EP ‘Itchy Teeth’ was recorded at a community creative arts venue on Cheltenham’s lower high street.
With plenty of songs still reserved exclusively for small live music venues along the M5, Genuine Panama are preparing to release their second EP in 2020.