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ARTIST SPOTLIGHTS

Spotlight on Jeremiah McKinley

Jeremiah McKinley is a folk rock duo from Kernersville, North Carolina who plays what Jeremiah Christianlikes to call "dirty folk" - bringing gritty blues vocals and distorted guitars to traditional folk stories. The Penguin Rocks presents this interview with Jeremiah McKinley.

Spotlight on Holding Poison

Holding Poison is a rock band based just outside of London. The band consists of Matt Blackwell and Jack Findell and they are our latest artist spotlight.  The Penguin Rocks presents this interview with Holding Poison.

Spotlight on Chellcy Reitsma

Chellcy Reitsma is a band based in Malta. Named after the main songwriter, the band has released 10 singles and one four track EP, including music Chellcy released before starting the band. The Penguin Rocks presents this interview with Chellcy Reitsma.

Spotlight on The Lamb

The Lamb is a Japanese "City Pop" band.  They say their sound is probably more like soft rock, AOR, or yacht rock. The Penguin Rocks presents this interview with The Lamb.

Spotlight on Trash Heads

Trash Heads is an alt-rock band based in Kent, UK.  They say they play loud and their songs are catchy as hell! The Penguin Rocks presents this interview with Trash Heads.

Spotlight On Elektagaaz

Elektagaaz exists in both the real world and in a fictional universe, a volatile blend that can be bewitching or bewildering or both. The music too can bewitch or bewilder, drawing on such far flung influences as classical music, hip hop, rock, club, techno, pop, dance, film noir, comic strips and video games– all precipitated by Poppo Redband’s neurological condition which causes him to see music as well as hear it.  The Penguin Rocks presents this interview with Elektagaaz.

Spotlight on Ghosts of Sunset

Ghosts of Sunset is a melodic hard rock band based between Michigan and Florida. The band is made up of Todd Long and John Merchant and was created during the heart of the global pandemic. The Penguin Rocks presents this interview with John Merchant of Ghosts of Sunset.

Spotlight on Slomo Casino

Slomo Casino consists of Jonny Ball (Guitars/Vocals) and Jack Batchelor (Drums/Head Chef).  They are two old friends who met at music college in Liverpool and bonded over a love of good food, Gears of War and Japanese anime. Years later, playing separately in many bands, Stockport/Manchester based Indie pop/soul duo Slomo Casino was finally formed after a series of drunken voice memo song ideas to each other revealed that they actually had something going together. The Penguin Rocks presents this interview with Slomo Casino.

Spotlight On Kyle Chatham

Kyle Chatham is an artist originally from the west coast of Scotland who is now based in South London.  He plays a mixture of indie folk and alternative with elements of ambient/soundscape scattered throughout. He plans to put a band around the music as the music is mostly presented that way in the recordings, but currently is playing solo.  The Penguin Rocks presents this interview with Kyle Chatham.

Spotlight on The Simple Radicals

The Simple Radicals are a retro-rock band from the great blues and rock city of Chicago. Their music is influenced by the sounds of Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, Green Day, Cheap Trick and Tom Petty. The Penguin Rocks presents this interview with The Simple Radicals.

Spotlight on Stonebrother

Stonebrother is a hard rock band based out of Nova Scotia, Canada. Their Bandcamp page says the band combines the raw energy of 70s punk rock with the shredding solos and thundering bass of Van Halen and Metallica and has influences ranging from heavy metal, to grunge to pop. The Penguin Rocks presents this interview with Stonebrother.

Spotlight on Hallows Die

Hallows Die is a band from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.  They describe their sound as "progressive melodic death metal? We might be missing a few adjectives. We make noise; sometimes it sounds coherent, and sometimes it’s missing a beat." The Penguin Rocks presents this interview with Hallows Die.

Spotlight on VAYA

VAYA sees themselves as more of a spirit - a way to express yourself through music, colors, and performance - than a traditional band.  Based in Toronto, their first concert was in the summer of 2017.  Their name is strongly connected to the white wolf spirit. The Penguin Rocks presents this interview with VAYA.

Spotlight on Flush

Flush is a four-piece rock band from Helsinki, Finland that plays a dark blend of alternative, punk, and hard rock, with elements of pop and metal thrown into the mix. The band thinks their music will sound familiar to most listeners, but still not directly like any other band out there. The Penguin Rocks spoke with Lasse for this interview with Flush.

Spotlight on Little King

Little King was formed in November of 1996 by guitarist/singer/songwriter Ryan Rosoff in El Paso, Texas. Rosoff had cut his teeth as the guitar player in the rock group Tweed Quickly (where he played with future Little King bassist Shannon Brady and touring drummer Scott Marestein.) After a year in that band, he had written enough of his own songs to try his hand at recording and producing a record. Rosoff named the new group Little King. The Penguin Rocks presents this interview with Little King.

Spotlight on Pressure

Pressure is a melodic metal band from Sweden that formed in 2018. The band calls their music Story Metal because it changes depending on the story they want to tell and the mood they want for the track. “We fit nowhere and everywhere so we invented our own genre!” explains vocalist Olli Violet.  She joined the band in August 2021 and takes part in this interview with Pressure.

Spotlight on A Permanent Shadow

A Permanent Shadow, led by CP Fletcher, is basically a solo project with a band name. CP says they are more of a collective with a revolving door policy than a band. Based in Barcelona, the band's main influences come from the Post Punk and New Wave era, although CP think it’s fair to say that the music of David Bowie, Lou Reed and Iggy Pop has had a huge impact on their songs. The Penguin Rocks presents this interview with A Permanent Shadow.

Spotlight On Tarah Who?

Tarah and Coralie make up Tarah Who?, a duo based in Los Angeles.  Tarah Carpenter is the lead singer and guitarist, Coralie Hervé plays drums.  We reached out to them to learn more about their band. The Penguin Rocks presents this interview with Tarah Who?



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