Nationality : Japan
Doping Panda is exploding on the Japanese rock scene and is now going to conquer Europe with a tour this summer: Japan Expo had to be on their way!
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Live on Thursday, July 1st at the J.E. Live House!
Doping Panda are a 3 piece hailing from Tôkyô, Japan. Blending an eclectic mix of rock, electro and pop, they have created a dynamic sound to captivate a wide range of fans.
They originally started out on the Japanese Indie scene, and in the spring of 05 they found themselves signed to a major label; due to their unique sound and awesome live shows, from there, they could only go upward.
Following the releases of the mini albums High Fidelity and High Pressure, they released the hit album Dandyism, which went on to sell 50,000 copies nationwide. Dandyism helped push Doping Panda into the limelight and onto the major rock scene.
The summer of 2006 saw them explode onto the Japanese festival scene, playing at Rock In Japan Festival, Rising Sun Rock Festival and Summer Sonic, where they have gone on to become regulars. Most noticeably headlining the second stage at this year’s Rock In Japan Festival.
2007 saw another fantastic year for the band, starting with the release of mini album High Brid and selling out a nationwide tour. They went on to play the Dance tent at Summer Sonic alongside the likes of Klaxon, CSS and LCD Soundsystem.
They will go on tour in Europe in July, 2010 including big festivals and conventions such as Japan Expo! The future can only hold good things for Doping Panda, with their addictive style of hooks, catchy lyrics and a beat that can’t stop you from dancing.