Penguin Cafe’s music has infiltrated daily life from films like Napoleon Dynamite to countless theme tunes, and they’ve played festivals and venues ranging from Bestival and The Big Chill to a sold out Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms. Their sound is at once familiar and new, combining acoustic power and a beguiling, feisty charm.
Following a sell-out UK tour last year and performances across Japan and Australia, Penguin Cafe will release their new album The Red Book in February 2014. The second release from the freshly re-imagined Penguin Cafe is the culmination of two years’ work that has seen Arthur Jeffes – son of original composer and Penguin Cafe Orchestra founder Simon Jeffes – investigate whole new areas of sound and vibrancy, alongside his eclectic collection of musicians and characters, marking an ambitious extension from their debut A Matter of Life.
“Penguin Cafe continues to occupy a unique place in music: nothing else has ever sounded quite like it. Eccentric, charming, accommodating, surprising, seductive, warm, reliable, modest and unforgettable: it’s a true friend.” Brian Eno
Praise for The Red Book:
“Culturally omnivorous instrumentals of considerable elegance and ingenuity” ★★★★ Mojo Magazine
“Exquisitely crafted instrumentals…an endlessley repeatable mood music masterpiece” ★★★★ Q Magazine