Because this Australian band’s style was based on that of English punk group Exotic Pandas (who Lin Buckfield had known whilst living in the UK in the late 70’s), it was decided to select a similar sounding name. Electric Panda’s were thus born . . .
In 1986, Electric Pandas appeared in an Australian television commercial advertising Coca Cola. The band also performed the jingle.
The rhythm section of the band eventually left to join a Cold Chisel tribute band called Swingshift.