The Penguin Society was meant to be.
All four members have known each other for a long time, playing in a number of different bands in Sweden, Denmark and England. Even though they´ve been sharing rehearsal rooms, venues, bills and dreams, they haven´t played a single note together – until now. The Dominoes EP is their debut as a band. Two of the songs will bring you back to the early days (Life on the line / Up from a deep) and the third one (Dominoes) will bring you up to speed with the band´s recent development.
The music of Penguin Society is eclectic in the same manner as The Clash, Hunters & Collectors, Magazine and XTC. Their abilities to mix rhythms, harmonies and lyrical themes together always keep you on your toes. The Dominoes EP will be followed by an album, late 2011.
The Penguin Society reside in Stockholm, Sweden. From our hearts to your ears:
Magnus Lundén – lead vocals, guitars, bass, backing vocals, FX, keyboards.
Johan Sundberg – drums, percussion, backing vocals, guitar
Mathias Elovsson – bass, backing vocals, percussion
Anders Leffler – keyboards, backing vocals
Magnus and Johan used to play in United.
Magnus used to play with ex-Placebo drummer Steve Hewitt in Love Amongst Ruin. He has also been a member of Dolt.
Johan used to play in King Here After, Lee Marvelous and Teens in Traffic.
Anders used to play in King Here After and Mellow Yellow Thatcher Catchers.
Mathias used to play in Kapoor, Loopy and Dolt/United.