Nov 272012
 

Penny’s back after blazing Japan on her Sonic Bullet Tour with Radio Birdman’s Deniz Tek and Tokyo musicians Masami Kawaguchi, Louis Inage and Keiichi Sakai!

Penny Ikinger has long had an affinity for all things Japanese and is thrilled to return for the second time to tour her new album ‘Penelope’ from 15 October until 21 October 2012. “I am very excited to return to Japan to play to those hipster audiences and showcase songs from my new album ‘Penelope’. My sonic collaborator on this tour will be Deniz Tek, guitarist from Radio Birdman. Deniz also toured Japan with Wayne Kramer in MC5.

We will be accompanied by Tokyo musicians Masami Kawaguchi from New Rock Syndicate on guitar, with Louis Inage on bass and Keiichi Sakai on drums from the psyche/garage rock band Hallucionz.”

The album ‘Penelope’ was called ‘a pop album with a decidedly unique attitude….out and out untouchable coolness’ by Inpress Magazine (Australia), where it was also named in the Top 3 Albums of the Year. Penny was named one of the Top 4 Artists of the Year in Time Out Magazine (Australia) and in the Top 5 Albums in Abus Dangereux (France) 2011.

Penny is well known for her career as a guitarist with Australian acts Wet Taxis and Louis Tillett and has also performed and recorded with artists such as Tex Perkins, Deniz Tek, Kim Salmon and Sacred Cowboys. She has electrified audiences around the United States, France, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, Australia and New Zealand and was hand-picked as support for two Australian tours by Adrian Belew (King Crimson, Riuchi Sakamoto).

For the uninitiated, Penny’s voice has been described as everything from a coo to a moan and her guitar work ranges from noisy fuzz guitar with expert pedal work to delicate and subdued soundscapes. She pens tales of bravery, love lost, deception and even historical allegory.

‘Penelope’ contains ‘….a menacing mix of styles and influences from bluesy, dirty rock to swaggering ‘60s inspired pop, but it all hangs together with a dangerous edge.’ Mag, JB HiFi (Australia)

‘All woman and all business – the Australian singer-guitarist – a graduate of the Radio Birdman school of axe warfare – unveils a fetching line of balladry here: black-hearted folk song draped in fuzz, topped with a dark baby-doll whisper… imagine Nico channelling Sandy Denny in front of Blue Oyster Cult – and you’re close.” David Fricke, Senior Editor, Rolling Stone (USA)

‘Penny Ikinger is precious! A very rare kind of guitarist/singer, she combines a velvet voice with a daring and adventurous playing style …from the brilliant and luminous ‘Fragile’ to the perfect ‘Sycamore Tree’… Miss Penny has more than one trick in her bag, and masters different styles with her six-string’ Alain Feydri, Abus Dangereux (France)

‘Penny Ikinger is irresistible. You know she’ll leave you damaged but you can’t resist her charms.’ Mag, JB HiFi (Australia)

PENNY IKINGER Sonic Bullet Tour JAPAN 2012 15 OCT (MON) 16 OCT (TUE) 17 OCT (WED) 19 OCT (FRI) 20 OCT (SAT) 21 OCT (SUN) OOH-LA-LA: KYOTO BEARS: OSAKA HELLUVA LOUNGE: KOBE OUTBREAK: TOKYO UFO CLUB: TOKYO CLUB SENSATION: YOKOHAMA

For a complete history and discography please go to www.pennyikinger.com Music, Videos, Press Kit: www.reverbnation.com/pennyikinger Interview and slide show by D.J. Shino (Bondi FM, Sydney Australia) with Japanese sub-titles: youtube.com/watch?v=Sd1G2gms3O4 

This project is generously supported by the Commonwealth through the Australia-Japan Foundation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and by Arts Victoria.

Nov 152012
 
Suzannah Espie - Sea Of Lights CD & Tour

Stargazers are in for a rare celestial convergence as three of Australia’s brightest stars – Suzannah Espie, Liz Stringer and Chris Altmann – take to the road for a special tour to launch Suzannah’s new ‘Sea Of Lights’ album. Recorded over three 40 degree days in February 2011, Liz Stringer, Chris Altmann and a heavily [more]