By Caleb Sweeting
Only SA's Zen Panda could come up with a name like 'Cute Hand Touch In The Nutbowl' for their debut single... It's the kookiest name for a song we've heard in a while.
After building a local and loyal fan base the five-piece have already supported the likes of Moses Gunn Collective, Andy Bull and most recently Last Dinosaurs - and we're stoked to finally have a taste of their first guitar-shredding recording.
'Cute Hand Touch In The Nutbowl' is spicier than drummer, Oliver Ryan's famous stir fry; at first subtle and tender... then BAM the chorus hits you like a chunk of chilli you weren't expecting.
In true Zen Panda style, this single is soaked in salt water, bringin' those surf-rock vibes, with a peppering of psychedelia. These five lads (including their drummer who was born in 1999) are sure to make waves well beyond their home turf on Fleurieu Peninsula .
Zen Panda launch their single this Friday at Jive with supports from The Montreals and DRUID FLUIDS. Word on Hindley Street YEWTH DJs will also be spinning some tracks in-between sets. Facebook event here.