Gold Panda wins Guardian First Album award

By | Published on Friday 28 January 2011

Gold Panda

Well, this is good news. Gold Panda’s debut album, ‘Lucky Shiner’, hasn’t won nearly enough awards, if you ask me. The Guardian has now gone some way to redressing that but giving the producer its First Album Award.

Guardian music writer, and one of the award’s judges, Alexis Petridis said: “The prosaic reason that Gold Panda won is because it was the album the judges found themselves listening to most. It sounds very warm and human and inviting – it’s someone using synthesisers and samples to give you a sense of themselves, rather than rock a dancefloor”.