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Gold Panda New Zealand Tour Announced

Gold Panda New Zealand Tour Announced

Friday, 21st December 2012 9:13AM

British electronic musician Gold Panda has announced two New Zealand shows in March. Derwin Powers started releasing as Gold Panda in 2009 gaining good attention with track 'Quitters Raga' and then releasing breakthrough album Lucky Shiner in 2010. This year he released two new tracks as a 7", listen below along with a couple of videos and here are his tour dates...

Madcap Touring and Undertheradar proudly present Gold Panda!
With local support from Forest Spirits and Totems

Wednesday 6th March, San Francisco Bath House in Wellington
Thursday 7th March, Cassette Nine in Auckland

Tickets on sale now from HERE at UTR, Real Groovy Records in Auckland and Slow Boat or Rough Peel Records in Wellington.

Here is the clip for 'Snow and Taxis' from Lucky Shiner...

And here's the clip for 'Quitters Raga'...

And lastly, here are his two new tracks 'Mountain' and 'Financial District'...

Press Release:

Madcap Touring & Undertheradar present

GOLD PANDA (GHOSTLY INTERNATIONAL/NOTOWN/UK) NEW ZEALAND TOUR

Gold Panda (Government name: Derwin R. Powers) is fluent in Japanese, has a degree in sian studies and before he became a full time electronic musicians, spent several years working in a sex shop in London. Born in South London, raised in the Essex countryside and extremely comfortable doing nothing, when Gold Panda steps to the controls in his music studio or live in nightclubs across the globe, everything dovetails together into an enchanted techno hip-hop soundworld all his own.

Cutting his teeth remixing and re-editing for the likes of Little Boots, Telepathe, Bloc Party, Simian Mobile Disco, Health and The Field, and building a buzz both offline and online, he pulled his aesthetic into sharp focus through his debut album Lucky Sinner, mixed by Simian Mobile Discos James Shaw and released via Ghostly International. Matching glossy outdoor synth textures with stuttering repetitive sample loops, bass so buoyant it virtually levitates, cybernetic drum patterns and evocative field recordings, Lucky Sinner won him acclaim from the likes of the BBC, The Fader, Pitchfork, NME, Spin Magazine and Drowned In Sound.

Off the back of Lucky Shiner and his remix/re-edit roots, Gold Panda has toured the world with other hotly tipped acts like Caribou, Health, Simian Mobile Disco and Autolux. In the process hes found receptive live audiences throughout Europe, America, the UK, Asia and Australia. This March, Gold Panda makes his New Zealand debut, playing shows in Wellington and Auckland. Come witness an infectious talent on the cusp of future greatness.

Wednesday 6th March @ San Francisco Bath House in Wellington
Thursday 7th March @ Cassette Nine in Auckland

With special guests: Forest Spirits and Totems

Tickets are available from www.undertheradar.co.nz, Slow Boat Records or Rough Peel Music in Wellington and Real Groovy in Auckland.





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