Irish Indie-Pop five piece Penrose, with front man Darragh McGrane at the helm, are set to release their new single “Harmony” on Oct 21st. Described as ‘a solid Indie Pop band with catchy uplifting indie songs and anthems that have “attitude” and stick in your head’, their new single doesn’t fall off the mark.
Mixing the ease & harmonies of The Beatles / ELO, the snarling vocals of Richard Ashcroft and the rhythmic acoustic guitars of Oasis, Penrose are a truly powerful force…live and on record. And now, the band is ready to make their mark on the international music scene.
The band successfully unveiled their debut EP “Live for the Dream” which charted at NO.3 in the Irish charts to a sell-out house of fans & media at The Grand Social July, 25th 2015. Followed up by a critically acclaimed single ‘MELODY’ which charted at No. 10 in the Irish charts and was picked up by all Irish national radio stations such as Today FM, FM 104 and RTE, with TV appearances to on RTE’s TwoTube, the band then followed this up with yet another sell out show to their home fans in Dublin’s Academy 2 venue.
Having just released another single ‘SIGN ON’ which charted No. 7 in MAY. With a string of summer dates in the UK and Ireland, Penrose were invited back to the UK by one of the industries most illuminated music managers Alan Mc Gee – to play gigs as part of the ‘Musicians against Homelessness campaign’, which the band are honoured to be participating in.
The Band have also been asked to support one of their main influences Aslan, as part of the ‘Made in Dublin’ Revisited gigs taking place in Vicar Street this Dec. With a new single, EP and debut Album to follow in 2017, it looks to be an exciting time for the band.
The band: The band consists of Caolan Fitzsimons (rhythm guitar), Mark Bolger (bass), Benji Hayes (Keys) and drummer Donal Bowens complementing McGrane’s lead vocals and lead guitar.