6th March 2019 Artist Profile »
** FRUITY LIVE SHOW OCCURRING ON MARCH 27TH! **
** AND IT’S OUR 25TH BIRTHDAY PARTY! **
A fierce panda 25 alive production
The Plot: So in the spring of 2018 the weird and marginally wondering fierce panda label launched the second fierce panda EP Club. This followed hot on the heels of the inaugural fierce panda 2017 EP Club, which saw the label release six EPs by six new acts over the course of 12 months with the esteemed support of Arts Council England.
Never ones to mess with a formula the second fierce panda EP Club sticks rigorously to the original template by delivering half a dozen fresh excellent Extended Play releases from a boisterous bunch of alt.pop boys with names like Jekyll, National Service, Sad Boys Club, Peeping Drexels, VC Pines and China Bears. We close the campaign by tying those boys together on the release of 'The Second fierce panda EP Club EP' on March 29th – details further below - with a launch party occurring two days earlier starring three of those bands, much like this:
Club Fandango & fierce panda & Disorder present:
A fierce panda 25 alive birthday party starring…
+ NATIONAL SERVICE
+ DISORDER DJs
WEDNESDAY MARCH 27TH 2019
LONDON THE SOCIAL
(5 Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, W1W 7JD)
doors 8.00pm - til - midnight
CHINA BEARS (onstage 9.45pm) are four intense sorts who make precise, politely punishing emo anthems with an intellectual air and some bloody ace guitars.
Their first fierce panda single 'Stay For Good' is released on March 22nd and the China Bears' EP will be released later in the spring.
NATIONAL SERVICE (onstage 9.00pm) are four broody gentlemen lurking in North London who make slow-moving alt.rock with grace and gravitas and the occasional elegant explosion of melody.
National Service's 'Foreign Love' EP was released on October 12th 2018.
JEKYLL (onstage 8.15pm) joined the panda - quite literally - halfway through last year's Great Escape. Four Blackpool rocksters mining the rich seam of uplifting misery running between Radiohead and Editors, their recent radio smashes have been 'Plan A', 'So Wrong' and their EP Club EP track 'Mania'.
Jekyll's ‘Jekyll’ EP was released on June 29th 2018.
‘The Second fierce panda EP Club EP’ factoids:
The Artists: VARIOUS
The Title: 'THE SECOND FIERCE PANDA EP CLUB EP'
The Format: SIX-TRACK DIGITAL COMPILATION
The Release Date: MARCH 29TH 2019
- JEKYLL - 'Mania'
- NATIONAL SERVICE - 'Timid Kisses'
- SAD BOYS CLUB - 'Silverlined'
- PEEPING DREXELS 'Ray Purchase'
- VC PINES 'Garden Of The Year'
- CHINA BEARS 'Stay For Good'
The other EP Club EP performers:
SAD BOYS CLUB are a bunch of flamboyant youths flirting with mainstream melodies while nodding at the cuddlesome gothic flavourings of The Cure.
Sad Boys Club's 'Yeah People Talk But You've Forgotten How To Live' EP was released on November 2nd 2018.
PEEPING DREXELS are self-proclaimed "South London scum with sloppy beats and sleazy melodies". 'Ray Purchase' was their first panda single which pays tribute to the impossibly well-groomed 'Toast' TV lothario.
Peeping Drexels' 'PEEPING DREXELS.' EP was released on November 30th 2018.
VC PINES is one Jack Mercer, a man who makes bendy soul anthems for the broken generation. 'Garden Of The Year' was his first panda single and wormed its way onto the BBC 6music playlist for three weeks last year.
VC Pines' 'Indigo' EP is released on March 22nd 2019.