At the beginning of 2010, The Panics played a show at Kings Park, Perth backed by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra features many performers not unaccustomed to this form of cross-over with many, notably Michael Ingle, having previously played with Ben Lee and The Cat Empire.
In 2011 they have released the new album "Rain on the Humming Wire". Written in the UK and recorded in New York. This is a more rich and lush sounding record, slightly less jaunty than past efforts. It should consolidate them as the next big thing.