“SYNTH ACT OF THE YEAR” (Hot Press)
Bonded by influences from Kraftwerk to David Lynch movies to walking through Autumnal London and much besides Electric Penguins formed amidst a mutual love of vintage instruments, prog-rock and 70’s electro legends. They create music which is ambient, cinematic, folksy, electro and rich in conceptual depth.
Newly released single "Highgate Hill" (a self-proclaimed love song to London) has gathered airplay from BBC 6 Music's Steve Lamacq, Gideon Coe and Tom Robinson, and from BBC London Live's Robert Elms. UK trade mag Music Week has also featured the band as a highlight of the Irish music scene. The duo from Dublin soundtracked the recent Channel 4 series "Sounds From The Cities" and have featured on the bill of the respected Club Fandango night in Camden.
Supports to Devo, Annuals, French artist Sebestian Tellier & krautrock legends Roedelius will attest Electric Penguins are a "must see" live act.
“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”
(Adrienne Murphy - Live Review - Hot Press)
"Synth Act Of The Year" "The coolest band in Ireland today? We think so!" - Hot Press
"...they plunge the listener into an ice bath of cinematic moodscapes, half-whispered ballads and gauzy synth pop." - Metro
“…a beguilingly lovely collection, flitting between the thoughtful, avant-garde atmospherics of the 1970s German electronic revolution to ruminative songs, reminiscent of early Pink Floyd." - Irish Independent
"This is kinda kraut folk – spoken word verses merge into delicately sung choruses that bobble along nicely atop a complex swirling synth line." - Gill Mils, Best Of MySpace