ty youtube algorithm Panchiko's members were childhood friends with cheap equipment, who founded the band in 1998 as teenagers. Influenced by bands such as Super Furry Animals and Radiohead, the group went on to record D>E>A>T>H>M>E>T>A>L in their room. The EP was first published in 2000 with roughly 30 self-produced copies on CD-R. These were shared among friends with a few copies being sent out to reviewers and labels. Despite receiving some interest from Fierce Panda, the band remained unsigned and disbanded shortly after. D>E>A>T>H>M>E>T>A>L has been compared to emo music, industrial music, dream pop, and psychedelic music.