I met Hot Panda on a typical Vancouver rainy night behind the Cobalt. We all crowded into the Prius belonging to HP lead singer Chris Connelly . I got the band to talk about public nudity, destroying tour vans and other secret band gossip. This particular chat was an interview show first . Half the band walked out in the middle of the interview! Don’t worry! It’s a funny story. You’ll have to listen to hear how it all goes down! the interview [...]
We have an outstanding playlist for you today featuring a ton of new music, new bands, and even some new videos in the mix! It's wicked, it's on a weekend, and it's a playlist... It's AMBY's Wicked Weekend Playlist! Enjoy! X Coastal Cities- Entropic Pan Aurora- Digital Bliss Last Good Tooth- What's What I Do Fur Trade- Kids These Days Hot Panda- [...]
I could pretend to be cool, to be hip, to be omnipotent, but the truth is I spent about six months last year vacationing off the face of the earth, and I didn't hear nearly as much new music as I normally would have. Thus any claim that I could tell you the ten "best" [...]
egal, was während der noch verbleibenden monate so erscheinen mag, albumcover des jahres ziert unbestreitbar das dritte album der kanadischen hot panda...
Today I rediscovered toast. Yes, let it be proclaimed that toast is an awesome snack and that I deserve to be booed and hissed for neglecting it for so long. At university I pretty much subsisted on cups of tea, toast and tins of Heinz Big Soup, but for some reason despite working from home, I haven't resurrected the toast habit. Well today I put that right, and it was awesome. Toast goes so well with jam, with marmite, with cheese and with just plain butter, and it takes a second to make and it's just so darn [...]
Hot Panda's latest, Go Outside , is like being ran-sacked by a group of political hoodlums yielding guitars, a sack full of melody and the occasional sting of acerbic wit. The Canadian four-piece are clearly on a roll - and we wanted in - so hooked up with front man Chris Connelly for a session of Q&A. Bowlegs: How do you feel Go Outside differs from the last record? Would you say the way you write, or even approach, new songs has changed over the last two years? [...]
Li uma coisa curiosa agora há pouco antes de iniciar esse texto. Li que ser uma banda canadense é um bom sinal de ser uma banda de qualidade. A justificativa foi extensa, citando vários artistas expoentes que surgiram lá naquelas terras frias. Se eu concordo? Com certeza, e por gosto pessoal consigo citar umas boas dezenas, incluindo os renomados Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, Metric, Stars, Feist, Death From Above 1979 e mais uma infinidade. Mas isso não vem ao caso. O que importa é que Hot Panda tá aí pra incrementar essa lista. A banda foi formada [...]
Hot Panda's "Go Outside" will make you want to tap your feet and think about some repressed personal feelings about your life at the same time. Whoa!
Edmonton based Indie Art/Pop/Rock band Hot Panda hit a noisy yet catchy stride in their newest album, Go Outside 01 One in the Head, One in the Chest.mp3 [...]
In order to draw a line sharp enough to incise any form of lasting impression on anyone in this day and age of instantaneous infatuation and swifter upchucking of any given flavour of the month it has to be pretty fine. And preferably runs closely between convention and innovative creativity. Smudged either way and you're just the next Deerhunter, or of Montreal, or blur things further and you'll wind up Etch A Sketching The Strokes. Edmonton, Alberta's Hot Panda at times sound like an eloquently compiled mess of the aforementioned, not least because Chris Connelly opts to seemingly [...]
Hot Panda’s third LP starts off like a baton charge at a mass protest with One In The Head, One In The Chest . It is satisfyingly direct in its anger. Future Markets scratches around at first, then curious bleeps glide and attack. Bridging this is Chris Connelly parsing the wisdom behind the role of voodoo economics within our societies – banks slowly ensuring that we’re dying on the vine. It’s an accomplished song sung both forlornly and predatorily. Compared to what precedes it, Littered Coins is a lesser affair. [...]
A charming DIY blend of rock, pop, indie, and punk. Vancouver's pop/rock (with touches of electronica) quartet Hot Panda prides itself on its ability to blend genres with humour and free spirit. On their third LP, Go Outside, they ensure that each moment is filled with tons of energy and appealing sounds, as well as a refreshing coating of punk attitude. The presentation is more enjoyable than the actual songwriting, but it's a very fun record nonetheless. Admittedly, Go Outside tackles more serious issues (namely,...
Although many Seattleites may have this weekend's Capitol Hill Block Party on their minds, there's a flurry of new music this week to keep your ears busy until this weekend. Easily the week's highest profile release, Frank Ocean 's Channel Orange is turning out to be one of the frontrunners for 20122s Album of the Year. The follow up to last year's head-turning Nostalgia, Ultra . mixtape, Music Director Don Yates says the album is full of "adventurous modern soul with a haunting, often-somber sound containing echoes of the expansive, jazz-tinged R&B of ‘70s-era [...]
According to Hot Panda frontman Chris Connelly, the band's third album, Go Outside, is "artful pop music, but played with a punk rock spirit." It's an apt description, and would be a perfect tweet-sized review. While the same could be said for their previous works, Go Outside represents considerable growth as a band for the Vancouver quartet. Connelly screeches lines like "Don't hate the west" with a snarky, vintage punk fury on the visceral "One In the Head, One In the Chest" over fuzzed out guitars that complete the discordant delight. "Holidays" [...]
A lot of people are going to look at the image above and judge Hot Panda by its cover. Indeed, SYFFAL have already written a review almost exclusively discussing the inclusion of testes on the cover of Go Outside . I also fell into the trap of assuming certain things about Hot Panda based solely on this naked man flying through the air- when I hit play, I was expect playful, quirky indie rock. Maybe all of the above is true. Go Outside is certainly a testament to Hot Panda's playfulness and [...]
After forsaking the frozen tundra of Edmonton for the soggy loam of Vancouver, Hot Panda are set to return with their third studio album. The record, Go Outside , comes out on July 17th. Rarely does a band show the kind of growth album to album as we hear here from Hot Panda. While their previous efforts were enjoyable indie rock, Go Outside takes things to another level. The songs on the new album are more complex and diverse than anything what the band has offered up before. [...]
Ian and myself were down in Brighton for most of last week with The Great Escape, and that's pretty much what this podcast is about from start to finish. It's hardly a studied analysis of course - and I sincerely doubt you'd expect one - instead it's more of a chatter about the Brighton fun we've had and the people we've met. Scotland is actually rather isolated when it comes to music. Hence, I suppose, the importance of the local Scottish music community to bands and labels based up here. Nevertheless, it is really important to connect with [...]
The Canadians win at music. We went to three things at the Canadian showcase: Hooded Fang (above), Slow Down Molasses, and Hot Panda, and all three were fucking great. I know it's a cliché to say that Canadians seem to be disproportionately good at music, but on this weekend's evidence, they just are. Born Gold to follow later tonight! Brighton is an odd place. Seemingly designed around the car, with weird, three-lane roads running right through the middle of town and along the waterfront, and with the place centred on a series of huge [...]
To celebrate their upcoming third album and kick off a glorious European tour, complete with an appearance at The Great Escape Festival, Canada's frenetic foursome, Hot Panda are offering a brand new track, called "Future Markets". The album, titled Go Outside comes out on July 16th on Mint Records. [FACEBOOK] [OFFICIAL SITE]
Edmonton's Hot Panda release their new album Go Outside on July 17th. It's the band's third full length record. Check out "Future Markets" here: Here's the track list for the album: Continue reading »