Penny Mob set to revitalise UK indie, first with double A-side ‘Mr Generation’ and ‘War on the Streets’
Excellent twin release due to make an impact on May 2nd
London three piece with energy to burn, Penny Mob, are a band who feed off bands who’ve inspired them and the pure exuberance of youth. Likened to the greats of British Indie such as The Kinks, Oasis, Cast, The Clash, Arctic Monkeys, The Sex Pistols and more, they are very quickly winning fans in the music and entertainment industry.
When a band can count Amazing Radio tastemaker Jim Gellatly among their fans, then that’s a sign that they are onto a good thing. The momentum is only set to increase with the release of double A-side single ‘Mr Generation’ and ‘War on the Streets’.
There are further plans ahead to release an EP and singles in the spring and summer. In the meantime, the tracks below give a solid indication of the quality that will be on offer.
Mr Generation: https://soundcloud.com/pennymob/mr-generation
War on the Streets: https://soundcloud.com/pennymob/war-on-the-streets
The band are no strangers to the oddness of the entertainment industry. Bassist Matt has toured as a technician with several bands including Pete Doherty, The Rifles, Circa Waves and more. In addition, vocalist Jamie Quinn has also made a name for himself as a TV actor, with big roles in a number of well received TV dramas and comedies.
However, all three members of the band consider music their first love, and the band came together from a mutual desire to shake things up for UK music.
They formed one day watching the Brit awards, realizing together that music needed a “new, real, honest rock n roll band with balls”. No one who was inspiring them. They had found inspiration in previous generations but there is little around at present. From this epiphany was born Penny Mob – a band with the spirit of punk, but the sound of raw indie.
Happy to play anywhere, including impromptu gigs with unsuspecting staff, Penny Mob are building quite the reputation. This new double A-side will go a long way to cementing it further.
‘Mr Generation’ and ‘War on the Streets’ are released on May 2nd.
March 14, 2016 11:52am ET by Quite Great