Zen Panda are based in Adelaide and the surrounding Fleurieu Peninsula. The majority of the band started playing together in high school, and after graduating (except Oliver who's still in school), Sam Lavers joined the band as an eccentric and energetic front man. Taking influence from the likes of Pond, Foxygen, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Radiohead, they've created a blend of Psych Rock/Pop that is distinctly recognisable as their own.

Zen Panda's energetic live show has garnered public attention and a solid support base throughout 2016 supporting acts such as Andy Bull, Last Dinosaurs, The Beligerents, Mosus Gun Collective and Asta. This photo series was taken during their last show supporting the Jungle Giants at the Fat Controller, Adelaide. It was designed to capture a behind the scenes approach to their live show, and give viewers who are not familiar with the band an idea of who they are, and what they're about. This year has seen the boys mature their sound and performance skills. 2017 looks even more exciting with the release of a new film clip for their recent single 'Cute Hand Touch in the Nutbowl,' as well as a much anticipated an EP release.

All shots are taken on 35mm Illford film with a restored point and shoot film camera.

Zen Panda @zen_panda
Photo - Thomas Ling @_brotherfish

Zen Panda @zen_panda
Photo - Thomas Ling @_brotherfish

Zen Panda @zen_panda
Photo - Thomas Ling @_brotherfish

Zen Panda @zen_panda
Photo - Thomas Ling @_brotherfish

Zen Panda @zen_panda
Photo - Thomas Ling @_brotherfish

Zen Panda @zen_panda
Photo - Thomas Ling @_brotherfish

Zen Panda @zen_panda
Photo - Thomas Ling @_brotherfish

Zen Panda @zen_panda
Photo - Thomas Ling @_brotherfish

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Photography and Words // Thomas Ling @_brotherfish
Music // Zen Panda @zen_panda
Venue // Fat Controller, Adelaide
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