Gold Panda 'Kingdom' EP

Gold Panda 'Kingdom' EP
Coming off the spring release of his positive-minded Good Luck and Do Your Best LP, UK beatmaker Gold Panda has offered up a more critical follow-up. Eyeing the impact of the pro-Brexit vote, the release is titled Kingdom

While the five-song collection begins with the long, droning chimes of "A Welcome," Gold Panda immediately locks into a pounded house groove on "Mediaevil." Electronics fuzz and melancholy keys fill "Stolen Phone," while closer "Eurotunnel" is a dark and foreboding digital rainstorm.

According to a press release, Gold Panda "very loosely based" the EP around the UK's recent referendum vote to leave the European Union.

He explains:

It was made after talking to a neighbour who moved his family from Afghanistan to the UK. He ordered a phone off Amazon so he could call home, but the delivery driver signed for it and kept it. I thought this was a pretty shitty welcome. I made a couple of less happy songs that are very very loosely based around that and my Brexit fears, which were sadly confirmed.

You'll find Kingdom below.