Photos by G.
September 30, 2010 was my second time seeing Penguin Prison live and I loved them as much as I did the first time. The Brooklyn based band opened for Ellie Goulding at Hiro Ballroom and the sold out crowd loved them as well. Their music is perfect pop where every song will make you want to listen to it over and over again. Lead singer Chris Glover’s voice has a really nice blend of Justin Timberlake soul and he often does guitar solos where he plays the guitar over his head a’la Jimi Hendrix! In the studio, Penguin Prison has already remixed some of the hottest stars out there from Goldfrapp to Kylie Minogue and most recently they remixed the new Jamiroquai single.
When I saw Penguin Prison the first time, I had never heard any of their music as their debut record still has a TBA release date. Luckily for all of us, RCRD LBL has a bunch of free legal downloads and they’ve been on heavy rotation in the According2g offices for months now. When they played tracks such as “Something I’m Not,” “A Funny Thing,” and “The Worse It Gets,” I was singing along. I ran into Chris Glover after the show and he recognized me, which was pretty cool. If you missed Penguin Prison tonight, never fear, they are going to be playing with Two Door Cinema Club (another band I love) in October, so don’t miss that. I cannot wait to hear more great things from Penguin Prison.
See another picture as well as the set list after the jump.