A message from Simon Williams, Kingpin of Fierce Panda, over at Panda HQ
The 2004 Fierce Panda Jacket
The Truth: The fierce panda jacket does exactly what it says on the press release. It is a dead smart navy blue workman-style affair with the panda logo on the left breast and (in true Factory Records stylee) the NING 154 catalogue number carefully embroidered on the right breast. It has sleeves and pockets and a zip and everything. It is available from the panda shop at www.fiercepanda.co.uk for a Santa-sizzling £45.00 and there are only 50 of these beauties in the known world. And one of those 50 is available to win win WIN!!! in fierce pandas yuletide raffle.
The year 2004 started with bunting and poppers and the gentle furore surrounding
the release of decade: ten years of fierce panda compilation.
It ends with fierce panda indulging in a brave, nay foolhardy bid to grab one
last slice of the birthday cake.
To whit, we have joined forces with friends old and current to cobble together the BUMPER PANDA CHRIMBO HAMPER!! Having asked very very politely we have rounded up current albums by old panda lags EMBRACE, SIX BY SEVEN, KEANE, WINNEBAGO DEAL, HUNDRED REASONS, SUPERGRASS, PLACEBO, DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE, KEANE, THE MUSIC, SEAFOOD, EASYWORLD, ASH, thisGIRL and THE POLYPHONIC SPREE.
As well as those fourteen (FOURTEEN!!!) finished CDs the BUMPER PANDA CHRIMBO HAMPER will also include the super rare FIERCE PANDA JACKET!! And a panda t-shirt. And some mince pies. And a wee Christmas pudding. And possibly some of those really buttery biscuits that old people like.
And how do you get your paws on the BUMPER PANDA CHRIMBO HAMPER? Simple. Go to the panda shop at www.fiercepanda.co.uk and spend more than £5.00 on panda goodies of your choice. Your order number will then be stored in a Taylors Of Harrogate Yorkshire Tea caddy until December 10th whereupon they will all be placed in Simon Pandas quality Russian hat ("Look at my flappy ears! Woof woof! Etcetera!!". A winner will then be plucked from said headgear and will receive their hamper long before Christmas day so he / she has the opportunity to dole out the CDs to cherished ones. Would wee Jonny the gothic cousin care for Keane? And what about Winnebago Deal for Auntie Mabel? Loads of free records, a panda jacket AND hours of fun, too? It cant get any better than this