I Don't Know How But They Found Me

I Don't Know How But They Found Me

 

Dallon Weekes, long-time Panic! At The Disco bassist and one of the songwriters/lyricists behind that band's certified-Gold release Too Weird To Live, Too Rare to Die!, is now working on his I Don’t Know How They Found Me (IDKHow) project.  In its initial 2017 social media and TuneCore limited release, debut single Choke accrued an astounding 5.7-million YouTube hits and 5.3 million Spotify streams, based solely on fan reaction and word of mouth.

The band name is taken from a piece of dialogue from the '80s classic sci-fi film Back To The Future, and it is a musical entity with a conceptual backstory:  a band from the early 1980s that performed on a popular cable access show only to have its songs and music videos completely disappear for three decades, and then fading into obscurity.  And now, thanks to the Internet, IDKHow is seeing its performances and recordings being discovered - for the first time - by a world that finally just might be ready for them.

'I was in the middle of making a record when I came across this series of old cable access talent shows from thirty years ago' Weekes explained.  'It was this bizarre, low budget parade of the strangest people, and I couldn't stop watching it.  I wanted to be on this crazy show, which was of course impossible.  That's when the concept of I Don't Know How But They Found Me began.'

The duo (Dallon Weekes/vocals, Ryan Seaman/drums) are set to play Reading & Leeds festival’s Pit stage this weekend followed by a further three sold out headline UK shows next week. 

Date City Venue
August 
Sat 25 Reading Festival Pit Stage, 15:05 onstage
Sun 26 Leeds Festival Pit Stage, 14:55 onstage
Tue 28  London Islington  Academy  SOLD OUT 
Wed 29 Manchester  Deaf Institute   SOLD OUT
Thu 30 Glasgow  Kings Tuts  SOLD OUT