PICNIC - I Need Everybody Released March 4th 2020

Updated: Feb 28


Photo Credit: Issac Johnson

“You can’t help but shake your hips” - When The Horn blows

“If they haven’t made it by the end of the year, there’s no justice left in pop music” - Peanut Mixtape

Combining Indie, Jazz, Funk and Pop, PICNIC share infectious new cut ‘I Need Everybody’, their first single with the Newcastle based and ambitious upstart management team at Think Tank? Records. Spearheaded by frontwoman Robyn Walker, ‘I Need Everybody’ appears joyful and rosy. However, dig a little deeper and you'll find that the lyrical content divulges struggles with loneliness and the fear of missing out - A growing concern among the youth culture of today. Although they may be among one of the most connected generations of all time, it can be a struggle to find true companionship. “I Need Everybody is probably the most personal PICNIC song to date. It's about realising how reliant I am on other people, after thinking the complete opposite for many years. It came about when I was planning to move to Japan on my own, and just thinking about the sheer level of isolation and loneliness I'd face. The main message is that it's OK to need people around you, and to ask for help, which I think is still hugely stigmatised and mistaken for weakness.” “There's a real buzz within the band at the minute as I think we've really started to think about the bigger picture and dare to dream a little bit. We're really focused on setting ambitious goals, but also on making sure that the quality of the songs never suffer because of them. The main drive at the minute is to do more of everything that we've been doing all these years, and making it bigger every time. The ethos that will never change is that everything we do is for the people who support us; we've always been a band that has had the audience experience at the forefront of everything we do, and that will never change, no matter how big or small that audience is.”

Following on from shows alongside Fickle Friends, Dave Stewart (Eurythmics), Little Comets, The Pale White and appearances at 2019 festivals Lindisfarne and Tipping Point Live, PICNIC are now primed for their busiest period yet. 2020 will see the band release a string of singles, a headline performance at the iconic venue Riverside in Newcastle, and perform alongside a landslide of industry big hitters at festivals such as This Is Tomorrow Festival and Hit The North 2020. PICNIC’s ‘I Need Everybody’ is released 4th March and will be available via all digital platforms. 2020 LIVE DATES 14th March - Riverside 2, Newcastle (Headline) 3rd May - Hit The North 2020 (DMA’s, Fickle Friends + More) 22nd May - This Is Tomorrow Festival (Royal Blood, Blossoms, Fontaines DC + More)


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