2015 marks the 60th anniversary of Original Penguin. After six amazing decades in music and fashion, Original Penguin teamed up with Globe to celebrate the cream of the UK’s talent for an extra special #PluggedIn60 series. Each artist talks about why their decade is important to them and how it influences their music and style.
Slaves - 1950's
The series kicked off with Slaves who took the time to sit down and discuss their love of the 1950’s (when Original Penguin was born) before taking Manchester by surprise for an extra special, guerrilla gig in the city centre where they reinvented their definitive sound for their first ever acoustic performance. Naturally it ended in debauchery and crowdsurfing aplenty. The raucous performance of the their single ‘Sockets’ proved that they were the perfect embodiment of the #PluggedIn60 spirit.
Flyte - 1960's
For the next instalment of our #PluggedIn60 series, Flyte chat about how the gamechanging decade of the 1960's has inspired them.
Flyte talk about the Beatles, Arcade Fire, Paul Simon and more.
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Jack Garratt - 1970's
Third in the series features Jack Garratt. Taking crowds by storm around the UK, Europe and United States, Garratt is arguably one of the best live artists in the world right now, reinventing the use of live sampling and multi-instrumentation to craft a seamless, overwhelming live experience. Unafraid to push the boundaries, his string of singles thus far encapsulate that same originality, ranging sonically from stripped back anthemic ballads to unrelenting electronic intensity.
It is perhaps unsurprising then that Garratt has chosen to discuss the influence the 1970’s has had on his sound for the latest instalment of our #PluggedIn60 series.
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