June 2, 2016




“Like a half-asleep reverie on a beach in a warm breeze.” – **** Metro
“Bound to give you that warm, fuzzy feeling.” – **** The Guardian
“Full of Eastern Promise” – 8.5/10, DJ Mag
“Few capture contented loneliness quite like Gold Panda.” – 8/10, Loud & Quiet
“So pretty, so welcoming, so ridiculously clever.” – ***** The Skinny (album of the month)
“Virtually wordless, but endlessly expressive” – 9/10 Press Association 
“His most accomplished and adventurous album”  – 8/10 The Line Of Best Fit
“Panda has created the album that he has always hinted at” – 8/10 Drowned In Sound
“One of 2016’s best electronic albums so far, and it’s difficult to see how it can be topped” – 8/10 Under The Radar
“Gold Panda’s warm and exuberant new album sounds quite unlike any of the electronic music being made in 2016, and is refreshingly unfashionable in that way”  – 7.4 Pitchfork

After releasing his new album ‘Good Luck And Do Your Best’ last week via City Slang, Gold Panda has shared new visuals for album standout track ‘Chiba Nights‘.

Speaking about the ‘Chiba Nights‘ video, which FACT called “a bewitching travelogue postcard from Japan”, director Dan Tombs offered a little insight into the making of the visuals:

Spending a week in Tokyo and surrounding areas of Chiba and Minowa with Derwin, searching for unusual records, video games, payphones, workwear and LaserDiscs, I captured the rich visual environment of the country and fun moments spending time with friends and family. This is sliced into a grid of sixteen squares in reference to the MPC sampler that Gold Panda creates all his music with, changing with the rhythm of the track colliding the sights, colours and shapes together and breaking out in psychedelic kaleidoscopes.”

Gold Panda has announced a series of live shows, including UK and European summer festival appearances with London’s Field Day on June 11th – details below.

‘Good Luck And Do Your Best’ was initially planned to be something else entirely. Early in 2014 the electronic artist most comfortable with the moniker Derwin Panda set out to Japan for the first of a pair of trips – the latest of many visits to a place he holds most dear. This time a photographer, Laura Lewis, accompanied him as Derwin’s plan was to collect both audio field recordings from his trip across the country as well as accompanying visuals, with Laura tasked to capture what they saw and encountered together. The idea was to be able to put together something other than a traditional record; a sight and sound documentary of his time there, but the expedition ended up being the catalyst for a new record.

‘Good Luck and Do Your Best’ is Gold Panda at his most relaxed & confident. Doused in a chalky Japanese-inspired haze and underpinned with a positivity & strength of conviction founded in being created amongst familiar settings & routines, it’s a record that is explorative and expansive, yet hearteningly warm & familiar. ‘Good Luck and Do Your Best’ is out now via City Slang worldwide and is available at and

‘Good Luck And Do Your Best’ tracklist:

1. Metal Bird
2. In My Car (video) (stream)
3. Chiba Nights (video)
4. Pink And Green (video)
5. Song For A Dead Friend
6. I Am Real Punk
7. Autumn Fall
8. Halyards
9. Time Eater (video) (stream)
10. Unthank
11. Your Good Times Are Just Beginning

Gold Panda tour dates:


2 – USA – Los Angeles – Echoplex
11 – UK – London – Field Day Festival
16 – Spain – Barcelona – Parc del Forum
19 – Ireland – Dublin – Body & Soul festival
8 – Italy – Milan, Magnolia
16 – UK, Suffolk – Latitude Festival
17 – Belgium – Dour Festival
19 – Spain – Ibiza – Pacha
23 – Italy, Vasto – Vasto Siren Festival
28 – Denmark, Copenhagen – Trailer Park Festival
29 – UK, Hertfordshire – Standon Calling
4 – Croatia, Obonjan Islan
12 – France, St Malo – La Route Du Rock
18 – Canada, Vancouver – Fortune Sound Club
19 – USA, Seattle – Neumos
20 – USA, Portland – Holocene
24 – USA, Santa Cruz – The Catalyst Atrium
25 – USA, San Francisco – The Independent
26 – USA, San Francisco – The Independent
27 – USA – FYF, Los Angeles
4 – UK, Portmeriom – Festival no.6
8 – USA, Cambridge – The Sinclair
9 – USA, Washington – Street Music Hall
10 – USA, Philadelphia – Johnny Brenda’a
11 – Canada, Montreal – Theatre Fairmount
14 – Canada, Toronto – The Mod Club
15 – USA, Ann Arbor – The Blind Pig
16 – USA, Chicago – Lincoln Hall
17 – USA, Minneapolis – Triple Rock Social Club
18 – USA, Madison – Majestic Theatre
23 – Belgium, Brussels – Bozar Electronic Weekender
24 – France, Paris – Cafe De La Danse
29 – Austria, Vienna – Waves Vienna Festival
30 – Czech Republic – Prague, MEETFACTORY
5 – Germany – Berlin – Berghain
6 – Germany – Koln – Kulturkirche
7 – Germany – Heidelberg – Karlstorbahnhof
15 – Japan – Osaka – Circus
16 – Japan – Kyoto – Club Metro
18 – Japan – Shibuya – WWW


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