Negative Panda - Bearded Man 
Negative Panda - Bearded Man

So, Leeds based trio Negative Panda (great name) describe themselves as a grunge band and on first listen to this new single I was all "no way, this is post punk art rock or something more complicated".  But it's not, it's grunge. Pure and simple. 'Bearded Man' starts soft and slow but once the pace is picked up then the buzzsaw guitars and clattering drums are pure, Nirvana-esque fun but mixed with the kind of English screaming and spit that you might expect from Terrorvision or Reuben. In terms of contemporaries I'd love to see these guys share a bill with Canada's The Dirty Nil but I think I'd have to politely decline what is sure to be one hell of an after party. Or the after party from hell.

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Live Dates:

22nd November - Key Club, Leeds w/GONZO'S + Treason Kings
13th December - Vintage Rock Bar, Doncaster
25th January - Venue tbc, Leeds
1st February - The Parish, Huddersfield w/Bi:Lingual
7th February - Single release show @ Carpe Diem, Leeds

11th February - The Library, Leeds w/Create To Inspire