Penguin are a protopunk-influenced alt rock band from Newcastle upon Tyne, making their musical debut with ‘Not A Problem’ ahead of their first gig at Evolution Emerging Festival 2017 supporting Eat Fast, Coquin Migale and Lulu James. Evolution Emerging has become something of a conduit for breaking acts in the North East of England, with past performers including Lisbon, Lanterns On The Lake, Shields and Nadine Shah; if its previous graduates are anything to go by, Penguin could be a band to keep a close eye on.


“Not A Problem” is as pretty close to perfect as a song could be… Think the anthemic, indie-rock brilliance of Foals merged with the electricity heard in Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s classics, and that is “Not A Problem” in a nutshell.” (The Revue)

RIYL: MC5, Pond, The Flaming Lips