Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Pond, Cloud Control, Last Dinosaurs, Thee Oh Sees


band members

Denzel, Yon, Thundercat, Zazu, Vernon, Charlton


Influences

Jack White, The Flaming Lips, Last Dinosaurs, Tame Impala, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, MGMT


Website

zenpanda.bandcamp.com

Bio

Since forming in late 2015, Zen Panda have stamped their name into the pot of artists to watch from South Australia. The six brothers and sister have formed their own cross-genre blend that honestly represents their varied musical backgrounds. This has also proven their adaptability in live performance, being able to present themselves in intimate settings such as 'The Porch Sessions', and also on the big stage.

Since forming, Zen Panda have had the pleasure of gracing the stage with the likes of Last Dinosaurs, the Jungle Giants, Kirin J. Callinan, Bec Sandridge, The Belligerents, Moses Gunn Collective and local SA heroes, West Thebarton. The band have sold out both of their headline shows at hometown venue 'Jive' over the past two years, and since releasing their debut self-titled EP in July 2017 have hinted new music before the year's end.

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“A very ethereal, instrumental build that had the whole room engaged and mesmerized in their slick trance. With some very well developed and confident vocals, the energy sweating off the band was infectious” – The Music

"These psychedelic fellas graced the stage with their stellar set. If we had to describe it to you in any way it would be like a mash of Two Door Cinema Club, Sticky Fingers and Tame Impala all in one" – This Is Radelaide

"Their impressive set captivated the attention of the crowd from the very start of the night. After building a local and loyal fan base, Zen Panda have brought with them from the Fleurieu Peninsula jazzy, jangled riffs that surfed smoothly along steady-tempo build-ups and funk influenced bridges" – YEWTH