Saturday 1st June 2024
MMIS is delighted beyond measure to facilitate a stage in Sheffield for the co-headlining pop awesomeness of Broken Chanter and Mammoth Penguins, with one further act to be confirmed!
After a decade as the creative genius behind Kid Canaveral – a band that could make you dance, laugh, and weep all within minutes – Glaswegian songwriter David MacGregor set out on his own in 2017 under the name Broken Chanter. He proceeded to win over new legions of both fans and critics with two stunning albums and arrives in Sheffield shortly after the release of the third, Chorus of Doubt, on Chemikal Underground in April. You can continue to despair at the unrelenting shitshow of world events, or you can find hope and joy in the huge, soaring choruses of David’s new songs. Most people will probably do both, to be honest, but whatever. This will be special.
You loved Standard Fare and you’ll love Mammoth Penguins. The ecstatic and defiant thread between the two is woven from the unique voice and expansive storytelling of Emma Kupa, whose output remains as adventurous but also as shout-along catchy as ever. Emma is ably assisted by Mark Boxall and Tom Barden aka “the noisest rhythm section in indiepop”. Reminiscent of the pop melodies of The Beths, the indie dissonance of Land of Talk, and the guitar forward slacker rock of Weezer, Mammoth Penguins marry heartache indiepop with spiky guitars and Emma’s frank confessional songwriting. Look out for Here, their fourth album out shortly on the thoroughly commendable Fika Recordings label.