They had been very quiet for a long time, but the Panda Band are busier than a gumboot stall at a wet festival. Fresh off the back of getting lots of love at the WAMIs festival and a brief east coast run, the Perth band are heading out for their national ‘Charisma Weapon’ Album Tour which kicks off today.
Since the release of their debut single ‘Sleepy Little Deathtoll Town’ and subsequent album release of ‘This Vital Chapter (We’re Almost Not Even Here)’, The Panda Band kept themselves busy touring America, writing and building their own home studio to record their much anticipated second album. With this release the band members are sharing the writing process equally as well as taking on production endeavours.
Since the release of first single ‘The Fix’ as a free download and lapping up the Triple J love, the band are remaining true to their independence, with Charisma Weapon set for release July 15th, on their own label Bam*Boo Records through MGM.
CHARISMA WEAPON ALBUM TOUR:
Thu 28th July – Hotel New York, Launceston, TAS
Fri 29th July – Spurs, Devonport, TAS
Sat 30th July – Republic Bar, Hobart, TAS
Fri 5th August – The Great Northern, Byron Bay, NSW
Sat 6th August – The Globe, Fortitude Valley, QLD
Wed 10th August – The Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Thu 11th August – The Vault, Windsor, NSW
Fri 12th August – Northern Star, Newcastle, NSW
Sat 13th August – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW
Wed 17th August – ANU, Canberra, ACT
Thu 18th August – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Fri 19th August – Barwon Club, Geelong, VIC
Sat 20th August – Hotel Metro, Adelaide, SA
Fri 26th August – Rosemount Hotel, North Perth, WA
Fri 2nd September – Player’s Bar, Mandurah, WA