The Pop Cop
This month's live session guest Su Shaw, otherwise known as Panda Su, is a long-time favourite at Pop Cop HQ. If you're a fan of creepy horror thrillers, you might have heard Panda Su's Alphabet Song playing mid-snog in Jennifer Lawrence film House At The End Of The Street. Check it out on YouTube.
When I put I Begin on the October 2011 edition of the blog's Music Alliance Pact, I wrote: "The title track of Panda Su's second EP illustrates her appeal: dark, intelligent pop with all sense of vulnerability left intact. Apart from her occasional on-stage face paint, the Panda Su package is never black and white. Her music often draws on experimental sounds, but never at the expense of melody. Her lyrics, both fragile and cryptic, demand attention – I Begin finds Su repeating the poignant lines, 'I should try to remember/I should try to forget'. It's apt that Su Shaw named the outlet for her music after an endangered creature – songs of this quality really are rather rare."18:30 - 20:00