As 2020 rolls into 2021 catch up with the latest news from Melbourne…
FRIDAY 29th Jan 2021 – Northside! Penny Ikinger will play solo supporting HUGO RACE & THE TRUE SPIRIT for their album launch at The Tote, Collingwood.
SATURDAY 6th Feb 2021 – Southside! PENNY IKINGER will play an improvised show with special guest James Macaulay on trombone at Memo Music Hall, St Kilda. Kee’ahn and Oliver Northam are also a special feature on the bill. This live show will be live streamed! Grab your tickets here:
Post lockdown in Melbourne PENNY IKINGER appeared on on ALEX ROCKS late last year. ALEX ROCKS is the number #1 online show that keeps you up to date with the music scene in Australia. Music curator Suzi Q P Dhol and Australian musician Mark E host the show. In episode 12 Suzi Q and Mark talk Jagger Alexander-Erber from The Kids, Jimmy Phoenix the Queen of Fuzz Penny Ikinger.
Episode 12 features JAGGER ALEXANDER-ERBER from The Kids He is a drumming prodigy who was widely hailed as one of Australia’s best drummers before becoming a teenager. He has earned millions of views on YouTube and performed on Australia’s Got Talent. He began playing drums at age five and is still rocking’. Also featured is JIMMY PHOENIX from A Whale Called Phoenix. Jimmy (Phoenix) Pollock and Anthony Nero set out to record songs and music videos using their iPhones in an attempt to capture more “honest” sounds away from studio trickery. In 2014, the pair began playing live and unplugged in more and more unconventional settings – lounge rooms, backyards, record stores, warehouse parties, giant bean bag factories and in a two-man inflatable boat sailing down a water catchment drain in the middle of nowhere suburbia. They morphed into A Whale Called Phoenix, an acoustic based 4 piece band.
PODCAST PLAY ON – Raconteur, rebel and rock star Dave Graney interviewed Penny Ikinger on his PLAY ON podcast. Get the dirt here:
WEBZINE TOP TEN – Read Penny Ikinger’s hottest picks for 2020 in international rock webzine i-94bar here: https://www.i94bar.com/barfly-
LATEST RELEASE – AA & LES ONEIROI’s album “Chants de l’Erèbe” has been receiving rave reviews around Europe. It is haunting and beautiful music that lifts you from the darkness to the heavenly. “AA” is Alexandre Alquier (France) and “the Oneiroi” are: PENNY IKINGER (Australia), ERIC BECKER (Luxembourg) BARCLAU (France) and BENOIT COURRIBET (France) with special guest GEORGIO VALENTINO (USA) .It features 4 long playing tracks including “The Embrace of Nyx”, composed & performed by Penny Ikinger and Alexandre Alquier with Les Oneiroi.
Listen here: https://aalesoneiroi.bandcamp.