Hot Panda (Mint)

For their debut album Volcano … Bloody Volcano, Canadian quartet Hot Panda play the kind of experimental pop that wouldn’t be out of place on an Architecture In Helsinki LP.

Think quirky melodies, experimental instrumentation, chaotic percussion and vocals that mimic a class of little buggers who’ve got the better of their supply teacher.

So indie it hurts, but then that’s probably the desired effect. ALISON GRINTER