Electric Penguins
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Electric Penguins

Dublin, Leinster, Ireland | INDIE

Dublin, Leinster, Ireland | INDIE
Band EDM Folk

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Oct
08
Electric Penguins @ Sweeney's

Dublin, None, Ireland

Dublin, None, Ireland

Sep
25
Electric Penguins @ Busyfeet & Coco Café

Dublin, None, Ireland

Dublin, None, Ireland

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Music

Discography

"II" - 2010

"Highgate Hill" (single) - 2010

"Goodbye To The Electric Penguins" - 2007

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Bio

Electric Penguins originally formed in 2007 amidst a mutual love of vintage instruments, prog-rock and 70’s electro legends. The group (a three-piece at that time) released their debut album to substantial press acclaim and promising radio support. The current line up sees experienced duo Mark Cummins and Paul Murphy collaborating on a project bonded by influences from Kraftwerk to David Lynch movies to walking through Autumnal London and much besides.

The music is ambient, folksy, electro and cool.

As their performances supporting the mighty Devo, Annuals, French artist Sebestian Tellier & krautrock legends Roedelius will attest they are very much a live band.

“They led the audience through a delightful soundscape, lit up superbly by angelic vocals and magical lyrics. Splicing together bits of Kraftwerk, Laurie Anderson, Sigur Ros, The Postal Service, Pink Floyd, Alison Moyet and Brian Eno with old English folk ballads the band weave a remarkably rich audio tapestry”(Hot Press)

In addition to widespread domestic critical acclaim, Nic Harcourt has also supported Electric Penguins on his highly influential Morning Becomes Eclectic programme on L.A’s KCRW Radio and UK trade mag Music Week featured the Penguins as a high point of Irish music scene talent on their recent sampler. Mark Cummins has formerly collaborated with Pink Floyd’s orchestral arranger Edward Shearmur and contributed to endeavours with Massive Attack cohort Gavin Wright. Paul Murphy is a Dublin based producer of various rock bands and composer of multiple tv and film projects.

The pair release “II” in Ireland digitally this September 24th and on CD and super-deluxe double vinyl this October 8th 2010.
The 12 track feast of psychedelic cuts slides dreamily between electronic, folk and ambient soundscapes with acoustic and club elements dispersed throughout the record. Whirly and trippy audio effects, vocoders, moogs, mellotrons, organs, deeply layered strings and naked pianos mash and mix to maximise melody. Amongst the delights featured are the folksy love song to London, "Highgate Hill" and the kraut-club inspired combo-track "Airships/Soundproof 45".