Returning to Adelaide after a 20-year absence, the former front man of 90s techno-grunge legends Caligula will play The King’s Head next month under the guise of his latest incarnation, Panic Syndrome.

The Cure-esque rock band from Sydney made up of Ash Rothschild, Mark Tobin, Kyle Barr, Damien Gillett and Eli Jacobson will make their Adelaide debut supported by Nick Cave tribute band, The Dark Seeds on Saturday, September 8.

Combining post-punk, dark-wave and shoegaze, Panic Syndrome describes themselves as ‘the imaginary friend of that odd kid at school who ate worms and always had a cold.’

Ash says the band can’t wait to get back to Adelaide after so long.

“We are incredibly excited to play in Adelaide again after all of these years. We have maintained a very loyal fanbase from Caligula and I can’t wait for everyone to hear and see Panic Syndrome,” he says.

“Adelaide was always a favourite place for me to play, back in the days of playing at The Synagogue and Lenny’s Tavern at Glenelg. Adelaide always had such a wonderful art and music community, and from what I hear it’s still thriving.”

Panic Syndrome began about four years ago and was put together by a group of Sydney musicians who are heavily into post punk and bands like The Cure, Joy Division, The Smiths, and Killing Joke.

Having toured with the likes of The Chameleons, Big Country and The Mission in their short time together, Panic Syndrome are already making a name for themselves with their dark tunes and sultry stage show.

In fact, next year the band will head abroad and take the show on the road to the world.

But before that, Adelaide audiences can check them out at The King’s Head on September 8 with doors opening 8pm. Tickets can be purchased from Moshtix

Ash promises a night of dark, driven dream pop and post punk tunes as well as a Caligula track or two.

Listen to Panic Syndrome on Spotify

Watch the video for ‘Victims’ here: