Surfacing: Pengilly's

on Monday, January 31, 2011
Words: Kieran Toms

Pengilly's have been going for a good few years, chiefly the product of a young man named Ric Hollingberry and a rotating bunch of extremely talented musicians, their base flitting between London and Leeds as members shuffled higher education and band business.

However, they are now a bit more settled – both personnel-wise, and also geographically, in Leeds. And things are starting to happen for them - current single 'Ode VIII' has been raved about on Tom Robinson’s BBC 6Music show, and they recently headlined the lovely Brudenell Social Club in Leeds.

How does their music sound? Well it’s got lots going on, there are harmonies and strings and complex basslines and wistful lyrics and more besides, and but it is clearly very carefully crafted so that all these wonderful and complex things fit together very naturally and simply. It manages to achieve the admirable feat of being both immediately striking, and also mysterious enough for further listens to grant further treasures.

'Ode VIII' is a great example of the simultaneously grand and earthy sound of Pengilly's, listen to it below. Download it from iTunes.


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