Thursday, November 21, 2013
First Listen :: Death And The Penguin
The debut single from recently formed London-based four-piece Death and the Penguin, 'Strange Times' is now available as a free download (and due to be included on the next Big Scary Monsters compilation).
Named after Andrey Kurkov’s satire of post-Soviet Ukraine, Death and the Penguin was formed in early 2013 by four friends in the directionless and turbulent haze of post-graduate limbo.
'Strange Times', is an impressive statement of intent. Relentless in pace with all the volume and energy of hardcore bands such as Pulled Apart By Horses, it drives forward with profound lyricism and off-kilter rhythms contrasted by hooks big enough to rival any pop band.
The video was shot and directed by Oxford film-maker Sam King (Gunning for Tamar, Spring Offensive) in a listed building deep in South London under the shadow of a towering clock face.
Debut EP 'Accidents Happen' is due out early 2014.
Death and the Penguin are: Tobias Smith (Vocals, Guitar); Christopher Olsen (Guitar, Keyboard, Vocals); Andrew Acred (Bass, Keyboard, Vocals); Timothy Brennikmejer (Drums, Percussion, Vocals)
Watch the video below. For a free download of 'Strange Times' click here