Penguin are a protopunk-influenced alt rock band from Newcastle upon Tyne who made their musical debut by uploading demo ‘Not A Problem’ to Soundcloud ahead of their first gig at Evolution Emerging Festival 2017 supporting Eat Fast, Coquin Migale and Lulu James. Despite being a demo, ‘Not A Problem’ was well received, securing radio play from Huw Stephens on BBC R1 and widespread blog coverage, which contributed to Penguin’s being picked to play the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading & Leeds Festivals 2017. A band to keep a close eye on as they prepare for their first full release in 2018.


“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)