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Panda Band

Panda Band

Panda Band


The Panda Band are an indie pop band originating from Perth, Western Australia. Their unique brand of genre jumping music has earned them a reputation amongst local and international musicians alike. They have toured nationally as support acts for bands such as The Sleepy Jackson, Little Birdy, The Grates and Evermore. The band originally existed in the late nineties as Philius Phog until Crosbie went travelling Europe. They reformed and played their first gig as Generic Boy Band (with Crosbie Read more on Last.fm
The Panda Band are an indie pop band originating from Perth, Western Australia. Their unique brand of genre jumping music has earned them a reputation amongst local and international musicians alike. They have toured nationally as support acts for bands such as The Sleepy Jackson, Little Birdy, The Grates and Evermore. The band originally existed in the late nineties as Philius Phog until Crosbie went travelling Europe. They reformed and played their first gig as Generic Boy Band (with Crosbie, Namour, Nicotra and Chris Callan in the band) in an opening heat of the Australian National Campus Band Competition in the latter half of 2003, where they failed to make it past the first round. At the WAMi Weekender in June 2004, they played their first gig as The Panda Band, with late addition Steve Callan on keys, at a showcase which also featured The Nordeens and Ikey Mo at The Carton Hotel in Perth. Their first single "Eyelashes", was playlisted on national (Triple J) & interstate radio (FBi Radio, RTRFM) and given single of the week in two Australian street press magazines in April 2004.

The band undertook its first tour of regional and metropolitan Western Australia with Little Birdy in July 2004, followed by their first interstate dates in Sydney & Victoria playing with Hope of the States in August 2004. Their second single "Sleepy Little Deathtoll Town" (taken from the EP of the same name) was released in September 2004, and was playlisted on national & interstate radio, this was followed in October by an eleven date Australian tour with Little Birdy. The band were selected for Triple J’s Fresh Crop artist for Australian Music Month (November, 2004) profiling the song “Mohawk”. The Panda Band were listed by Rolling Stone Magazine as number 1 band to watch in 2005 Read more on Last.fm.

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