Penguin Kings
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Penguin Kings

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia | SELF

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia | SELF
Band Alternative Pop




"Penguin Kings @Arcade Lane w/collarbones, Archie, Jimmy and the Mirrors"

With a few lanterns, lounges, a well stocked bar and a decent sound system the formerly dingy alley way between Regent Arcade and Adelaide Arcade has been transformed to a bustling hub of music and culture.

Riding off the back of the Fuse Festival, Fourwords pulled together a quality line up of local and interstate acts that proved the Australian live music scene is in a very healthy state. To start things off Queensland lads Penguin Kings pulled out a tight set of indie rock featuring heavy kicks, an incredibly tight rhythm section and dulcet vocals. Recently Unearthed by Triple J, the trio are soon to embark on an interstate tour to promote their debut EP, be sure to catch them if you can.

Next up was electro duo Collarbones who opened with a cracking track of sweet, deep electro beats featuring a soul rumbling bass line. They took it down a notch from there creating some slow syncopated rhythms layered with cruisy beat-poet inspired vocals. Finishing things off with reggae flavour these guys delivered a quality, diverse set that got the party started.

Following on was local outfit Archie with an explosion of jazz and funk featuring beautiful vocal tones from leading lady Annabel Weston. A highlight was the low key cover of White Town’s I Could Never Be Your Woman that showcased the band’s diversity. Jimmy & the Mirrors finished things off with a nicely rounded set that proved why they are one of Adelaide’s foremost up and coming bands. Just returning from a regional tour that;s polished their live show, these guys are making some waves.

Throw in some VJ’s, Track Team DJ’s, live art and an up for it crowd and you have Fourwords at Arcade Lane, a great way to spend a balmy summer’s night. - GIjo, Fasterlouder


SIngle 'Berlin Love' released February 2012

First Single,'A Ghost' recieving airplay on triple J

Debut Ep to arrive mid 2012!



Since their earliest days in the UK, Penguin Kings have made quite an impact since moving themselves to the Queensland capital. The two brothers, Harry Ward and Rhys Hession, alongside cousin Lloyd Hancock have carefully crafted their own path to the forefront of the local Brisbane scene, delivering their raw, passionate blend of indie rock to a rapidly growing fan base.
2012 is sure to be a big year for the young trio, with single ‘Berlin Love’ released in early February, and a debut EP on the cards for a mid year release. Penguin kings are already beginning to attract attention nationally, selected to perform a number of showcases at Adelaide’s FUSE festival in late February, before heading off on a number of interstate shows to promote their new EP.
Penguin Kings are emerging as one of the bands to watch in Australia, and with the raw energy and glorious texture of their live show, it will be difficult to ignore ‘PK’ as they kickstart their whirlwind 2012.

You can find photos, upcoming gigs and more releases from 'Penguin Kings' at their Triple J unearthed site at or their