Gold Panda is set to release a 12” of all-new material on his own label NOTOWN, first release since the short-run 7” that emerged last May, entitled the Trust EP. The 4 track collection is available now via iamgoldpanda.com and the vinyl version will be released on 4th March with further releases set for 2013.
In addition, he has just announced a headline London show on 12th June as well as dates in Australia, New Zealand and North America. The show at Brixton Electric is his first London headline show since a sold-out Koko date 15 months ago. Tickets go on sale at 9am this Friday, 25th January.
Creating the EP was about “trusting yourself that something is good”, according to Derwin AKA Gold Panda: “[It's about] Trusting your instincts.I make a lot of music but not much gets to see the light of day”, he added. “…but I trust my judgement that these tracks are worthy enough to commit to vinyl. “
The process of recording the tracks for Trust involved a step back a previously regimented routine of studio time each day:
“The inspiration was just getting away from computers/laptops made my arrangements a bit more free and natural I think. Just jamming and looking out my window. Then taking a walk to see what I recorded, going back and copying the live arrangement. (Apart from Casyam_59#2 which is my mate showing me the sounds his Yamaha keyboard could make over a loop I made with a cheap Casio one). I think I've stripped out a layer of my music since lucky shiner, maybe it was feeling too cluttered, I think these tracks and the tracks for the new album have more space, but don't feel empty. “