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biography

shot by Michel Mees

Honoring their confusing name, contradiction has become the trademark of this up and coming band from Holland. To create a sound of their own the five-piece band skillfully demolished the walls between hip hop, jazz, funk, rock and reggae music. Sultry like a warm summer at times; but always pumping, roaring, and exuberant when performed live on stage.

Destructive Penguins' debut EP Walkin’, released independently in February 2016 after a successful crowdfunding campaign, mainly showcased the band's live reputation and was well received among fans in Holland with plenty shows countrywide as a result. Their latest release High/Low EP (Februari 2017) has been produced with the help of Oscar de Jong (Kraak & Smaak) and reveals a more mature sound with deeper lyrics and smarter arrangements. High/Low definitely underlines the potential and ambition of this young band.

Opening track High On The Low sets the tone with a solid summer vibe and pictures the downside of being an artist. The second track Numb then takes you on a trip through the mind of a young man who tries to reconnect with his lost feelings. An even more relaxed jazzy vibe in Dollar shows a J.Dilla-like track which contains a critical view on money in this world. Closing with New Generation, Destructive Penguins revisit their energetic and raw side that they so very much love to display on stage.

Gijs Berger - Vocals
Boudewijn Pleij - Keys/Vocals
David van den Beld - Guitar/Vocals
Jelle Bouwman - Bass Guitar
Arjen Grimmius - Drums

We thank our horn section:
Thierry Piët - Trumpet
Jos Bouwhuis - Trumpet

Gigs

  • August 15
  • August 26

High on the Low - Videoclip

New Generation - Live @ Gebr. de Nobel

Walkin' - Videoclip

Gallery

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