28 March 2012

Professor Penguin album review - Planes

Professor Penguin

Professor Penguin album review - Planes

Professor Penguin’s first two singles ‘Pilot’ and ‘Pirate’ have already seen the band win support from The Fly, Q Magazine’s “Track Of The Day”, BBC Radio 1 (Rob Da Bank and Nick Grimshaw), BBC 6Music (Lauren Laverne, Radcliffe and  Maconie, Steve Lamacq, Gideon Coe and Tom Robinson), BBC London (Gary Crowley) and XFM where ‘Pilot’ was play listed as the “Xposure Big One”.
The band have even picked up Brian Eno as a fan, who described their debut single ‘Pilot’ as “a beautiful piece” and took the track in to air on BBC 6Music during an appearance on Radcliffe and Maconie’s show.
Professor Penguin certainly like the letter P. Not only is there name made up of P's but each track on the album begins with a P. Maybe this was to freak me out or there is some subliminal message hidden in there. Anyway...the album as a whole is a light, breezy affair. Mellow and laid back and perfect for the summer. Listening to it you can almost imagine yourself on a beach, lazing back listening to the lapping of the waves. Beautiful and melodic and a use of many different styles and incorporating many different instruments into the mix. The only negative I have is that at times the songs can seem to blend into one when listening to the whole album in one sitting but on an individual basis they work and there is definitely an individuality to the songs.
If you like artists such as Just Jack or Jack Johnston you will probably love this album. Lay back, grab a drink of choice and chill out to Professor Penguin.

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