The simple but catchy track opens as a curveball to the band’s usual output before surging into life at its midway point.
It marks the Cardiff punks’ third single of 2020, following up Jiu Jits-You and Who’s Got My Lighter? The band said:
“We wrote I Don’t Really Like It as a song that could be about anyone and everyone. This single is a bit of a change in direction for us. It’s literally 4 lines but it makes an impact.
“Most may assume it’s directed at men from a woman’s perspective (I mean a LOT of our songs are) but who it’s actually about is a secret. Basically this song is for anyone who has felt spoken down to, patronised or ‘mansplained’ to… You get the picture. It was recorded at Rat Trap Studios with Tom the week before lockdown… unbeknown to us that would be the only time we get to perform the song for the foreseeable.”
The track was recorded with Tom Rees of Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard and comes coupled with a creepy video directed by Jaydon Martin and Cornelia Van Rijswijk. “We shot our scenes from our respective homes in Cardiff during lockdown,” the band added. “What you see outside of the television screen in the vid was all filmed in Brisbane, Australia by fellow friends and creatives Jaydon Martin and Cornelia Van Rijswijk. We’ve yet to meet our googly eyed stalker, but we reckon he did a great job!”
Panic Shack will appear at net year’s Focus Wales. The multi-venue Wrexham event will take place between October 7 and 9, 2021, with the entire 2020 line up confirmed to return following its cancellation earlier this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.