Bandwidth Presents: Panama Kings

Video from top Belfast band's 'secret' gig courtesy of Bandwidth Films

It must have been the worst kept secret of the night, but Panama Kings planned a secret party in the basement of AU Magazine in Belfast. Secrets don’t keep to themselves well in Belfast. I think there were easily 350 people there, more including those who’ll say they were there years later. An awesome band, getting better every day, on the crest of a major breakthrough with a UK tour planned - a few bottles of Buckfast - and a night to remember.

What other way to capture what we deem to be the song of the year (and its only May) - from our favourite live act - than with a live video?

Fresh from playing a sold out marquee venue at Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Belfast titans And So I Watch You From Afar were also in the crowd - and Tony Wright from the band graced the stage to do perform a scary cover of Mclusky’s 'To Hell With Good Intentions'. Expect that to appear on Youtube sometime soon (hey.. don’t look at ME).

Panama Kings - Golden Recruit from bandwidth films on Vimeo.

Bandwidth has always been a huge fan of the band, but we never fully appreciated the awesome power of their live act until we sat up on stage with them, camera in hand. They truly are an awesome live act - and if you live in mainland Britain, head to see the Kings wherever you can next week on their mini tour, which kind of culminates in London gig with Ash at the Bloomsbury Ballroom (not before heading home to the Limelight on 27 May to officially launch Golden Recruit).

Panama Kings - Children (Live) - Part 2 of 2 from bandwidth films on Vimeo.

Will McConnell

This feature first appeared on Bandwidth - the place to go for great local, independent music videos. Featuring promos from A Plastic Rose, The Jane Bradfords, Dutch Schultz, General Fiasco, Panda Kopanda and others - Bandwidth also hosts awesome live concert footage from Therapy?, Pocket Promise and more. To find out more about Bandwidth or to check out some of their brilliant videos click here.