I like the uniqueness of Penguin’s debut single ‘Get Me Out’ that has just been released. These guys wear masks to hide their identity on stage but for me that is of little concern as their music speaks for itself. Penguin’s demo song ‘Not A Problem’ was picked up by radio in the UK and that set a great solid base for their debut single. An Alternative Rock band to keep an eye on. Check out ‘Get Me Out’ here.
Following their appearances at Reading & Leeds 2017, Penguin are finally set to release their debut single ‘Get Me Out’ on 6th April. The track features The Pale White’s Jack Hope on drums. Penguin are an alt-rock band from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, who made their musical debut by uploading the demo ‘Not A Problem’ to Soundcloud ahead of their first gig at Evolution Emerging Festival 2017, supporting Eat Fast, Coquin Migale and Lulu James. Despite being a demo, ‘Not A Problem’ was well-received, securing radio play from Huw Stephens on BBC R1 and widespread blog coverage from the likes of God Is In The TV and The Devil Has The Best Tuna, contributing to Penguin being picked to play the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading & Leeds Festivals 2017. ‘Get Me Out’ is the band’s first official release, showcasing a more polished sound while still retaining the huge guitar riffs demonstrated in their early demos. Penguin remain an enigmatic presence online, giving away very little about the band or their members, and have even performed live shows wearing masks of various sorts to obscure their identity. This seems to have inspired audience members at Reading Festival to attend their performance wearing penguin masks.
Speaking about the inspiration for the track, Penguin’s frontman said, “Get me out is about literally needing to get out of where you are as quickly as you can (not a a very imaginative title, I know). It’s about how you feel when anxiety turns to panic, and then panic makes you feel like you are going to freak out. The rational part of your brain knows that there’s nothing to worry about, but the anxiety part of your brain isn’t taking any notice of the rational part.“ ‘Get Me Out’ will be released digitally on all major streaming and download platforms on 6th April 2018 via Kaleidoscope. For more information on the band’s upcoming live shows and social media links, visit http://www.penguinband.co.uk.