On July 21st, 2016, a user on 4chan’s /mu/ board posted a photo of a demo CD they’d discovered in an Oxfam charity store in Nottingham, UK: titled D>E>A>T>H>M>E>T>A>L, purportedly released in 2000. The listener uploaded the ripped audio to file-sharing sites, and later YouTube, where it began circulating around web forums. A cult of fans banded together to solve the origin story of the mysterious disc, until eventually a long defunct local band from Nottingham who called themselves Panchiko discovered their album (limited to 30 copies) had spread virally across the internet decades later.
Singular Artists present Pachinko for a headline at Whelans on Sunday, 5th November 2023. Tickets €20.00 on sale Friday, 5th May at 10am available from www.singularartists.ie