While driving past a billboard advertisement for a Panda Hut, Chris Connelly jokingly asked his bandmates whether the Chinese buffet chain served steaming panda bear on rice. This spawned the name Hot Panda -- an appropriately cheeky name for a cheeky indie pop group. With an admitted inability to play their instruments with skill and a love for peppy melodies, the members of the Canadian four-piece take a lo-fi approach to their music. Despite being rooted in '70s punk and Brit-pop, they sound nothing like the Buzzcocks or Television, two of their influences, and with sloppily played tambourines, glockenspiels, and accordion on their tracks, they more closely resemble Los Campesinos! or the New Pornographers fronted by Daniel Johnston.