ELECTRIC PENGUINS

ELECTRIC PENGUINS

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"The coolest band in Ireland today? - We think so."- Hot Press

Biography

Named after the password for Paul McCartney's Cavendish Square pad in the 60's, Electric Penguins are: Mark Cummins: Vocals, Guitars & Synthesizers, Paul Murphy: Piano, Synthesizers, Vocals & Programming, Sean Quinn: Synthesizers, Guitar & Vocals.

Previously, vocalist Mark Cummins while signed to Warner Brothers UK worked with Pink Floyd’s orchestral arranger Edward Shearmur in the legendary Abbey Road Studios. Mark also worked with Massive Attack cohort Gavin Wright.
Seán Quinn, previously signed to Brian Eno/Roxy Music’s label EG Records, worked &
performed with System 7 main man Steve Hillage.
When not hanging out in NYC with members of Bowie’s band & producing albums for various rock bands, Paul Murphy can be found at his Dublin studio working on musical projects including: composing music for television & radio.

Electric Penguins are interested in all forms of music, but mostly Electronica/Alt. The idea behind their debut album ‘Goodbye From The Electric Penguins’ was to make a modern record using only 70’s instruments / sounds. No fancy programming, no 5.1 surround sound, no cut’n’paste – just three guys in a studio doing it old skool with Moog, Mellotron, Farfisa organ, piano & guitars. The end result is an impressive blend of melodic invention & musicianship – apart from a basic step-sequencer & mono drum machine, all instruments & vocals were performed live.
From the opening "Gelb" with it’s piano-in-an-empty-room vibe to the closer "Too Far" with an aching vocal reminiscent of Sigur Ros, ‘Goodbye From The Electric Penguins’ is a seamless musical tour de force which is already gaining comparisons with Eno, Pink Floyd, Kraftwerk, The Postal Service, Flaming Lips, Air etc.
Lyrically, the themes are of loss, loneliness & absence. The cover image is a tale in it’s own right – see www.paulquinnphotography.com and look up "All Back To Eddie’s (Tea, Toast, Sex, Marmalade)".

Electric Penguins will be touring Ireland over the coming months. Keep an eye out for live gigs & sessions / interviews on radio & TV. Stay tuned for UK & Worldwide exposure...

For all the latest information on the band go to http://www.myspace.com/electricpenguins

Discography

Albums:
"GOODBYE FROM THE ELECTRIC PENGUINS" (2007)
"NEW ALBUM-No title yet" (Aug 2008)

Singles: "Supergirl", "Lonnie"

Set List

Answer The Phone / Supergirl / Trains / Too Far / Lonnie / Goodbye / Transatlantic Pts 1 & 2