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Johnny Panic

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  • Formed: London, England
  • Years Active: 2000s


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Bringing to mind such influences as the Buzzcocks and the Jam, London-based rock ensemble Johnny Panic formed in 2002. Featuring the talent of vocalist Rob Solly, guitarist Matt James, bassist Nash Francis, and drummer Jonny Shock, the foursome mix a social awareness with a keen knack for hooky melodies. The band released its debut solo album, Violent Dazzling, in 2004.


This article is about the U.K. punk rock band. For the "Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams" song, see Tears for Fears.

Johnny Panic are a punk rock band from London, formed in 2002.


Johnny Panic were founded in 2002. Their music can be described as rock music, inspired by bands such as The Clash and The Jam. Following the release of several singles, the band's debut album The Violent Dazzling was released in 2005. Soon after Nash Francis left the band later to become a painter and was replaced by Sean Mannion. Their second album, The Good Fight, was released in November 2007 on Repeat Records and was preceded by the single "Dislocation" on 29 October.

In 2006 their track "I Live For" was used in the soundtrack to the video game Test Drive Unlimited, and their cover of The Turtles' hit "Happy Together" was used in an npower television commercial. Their name comes from the short story Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams by Sylvia Plath.

After numerous delays the band finally announced the release date of their third album, "Ritual Riots" for 26 September 2011. This will be preceded by the single "The World Around You", released on 12 September. The music video for the single being shot in 2010.