Penguins Kill Polar Bears announce free download of “Lungs”
aaamusic | On 11, Feb 2011
Vessels & Veins, due for release February 2011, is the second EP from Linlithgow lads, Penguins Kill Polar Bears. The band, formed in the winter of 2008, are Ben Proudlock (guitar and vox), Fraser Sanaghan (guitar),Gavin Cormack (bass) and Kieran McGuickan (drums).
The EP is a sweeping masterpiece, showcasing a band that are as comfortable with experimentation as they are tried and true rock formulae. Each track explodes into action, with walls of reverb-laden guitars layered over the top of throbbing percussion, and offset by Ben’s raw vocals. It’s no surprise that The Smashing Pumpkins are listed as one of their major influences.
Following the release of their critically acclaimed debut EP Dawn in June 2010, the band have been busy building their profile supporting the likes of Twin Atlantic, The Xcerts and Nine Black Alps. They’ve also sold out various headline gigs and are, in their own right, a band not to be missed.
With an album set for release in 2011, Penguins Kill Polar Bears are sure to set the bar high for any other would be noisemakers out there.