Panda Kopanda is (in our humble opinion) one of the best local acts around. Since 2005 they have been exciting us with their Sleater Kinney-cum-Elliot Smith on an angry day-cum-Beach Boys melodies, and trashing some perfectly good guitars too along the way.
Panda Kopanda – About My Temper
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Their most recent E.P. ‘The Letting Go’ spawned the cracking tunes ‘About My Temper’ and ‘This Hope Will Kill Us’ – both of which are on display here – and also garnered them some much deserved attention in Japan, though none of us will ever understand why (or was it the Mayao Miyazaki inspired band name?).
Panda Kopanda – This Hope Will Kill Us
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The featured gig was orginally filmed as part of a short film project we were working on with the band (see the link below). But we loved their performance so much we’ve wanted to put out the gig in its entirety for some time now.
Panda Kopanda – The Letting Go
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Happily, The Pandas have some cracking new material that they’ve been working on, with an album coming out earlier next year, so we took our chance to look back at some of the old stuff. Amazing things are abound for the band. We are very excited.