Crazy Penis describes its music as fun, warm and easily accessible. The electro band was formed back in 1996 and is coming to Australia for the Playground Weekender next week.
“Our music will go great with Australian wine and a good barbecue,” vocalist Danielle Moore told SSO.
“It’s heart-warming and driven disco.”
The band’s album A Nice Bath With put the Penis sound firmly on the map, but in 2007 we saw that sound further developed with the A Night On Earth album. The record saw a change in the band’s live sound, which had started to develop following years of live gigs around the world.
But Playground Weekender at Wiseman’s Ferry isn’t the group’s first visit to the southern hemisphere. The band has played at festivals around Australia before and has even played at Gay Fest in New Zealand.
“We have a good gay following, although most gay people don’t turn up to our shows with labels saying they are gay,” Moore said.
“I wouldn’t know why the gay scene wouldn’t like our music as it’s open to all. We’re not prejudiced and everyone is welcome.”
The new, as-yet-untitled album is expected to be released at the end of this year, but in the meantime the group is sampling some of the tracks at various live shows around the globe.
Their favourite song off the album to date, Moore said, is Reach Me.
“It’s about a fantastic person who, after spending a nice evening at a party and a good old knees-up, turns sour and starts stalking me,” Moore said.
“Lie Lost is another favourite as it’s purely a dream sequence of a nice non-guilt-ridden one night stand.
“Most of the songs are about friends and family or people who have left an impression.”
At their Playground Weekender gig on 7-9 March, you can expect the team from Crazy Penis to deliver a slick set of high energy songs with new keys and synthesized sounds.
“We love what we do and will give the audience value for money,” Moore said.
“We will always try and engage the crowd and expect a lot of audience participation. I think that we are a good alternative to the modern day trendy music culture.”
Details about the band on crazyp.co.uk and bookings for the Playground Weekender are at www.playgroundweekender.com.au.