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Mammoth Penguins are a 3 piece indie pop powerhouse, showcasing the songwriting and vocal talents of Emma Kupa (Standard Fare, The Hayman Kupa Band) backed up by the noisiest rhythm section in indie pop, Mark Boxall (bass, keys, vocals) and Tom Barden (drums, percussion, vocals).

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 heart-ache indie pop with spiky guitars and Kupa’s frank, confessional songwriting.

Following the release of 2019’s big, bold, and confident album There’s No Fight We Can’t Both Win, plus the initial shock of the global pandemic cancelling a trip to SXSW in 2020, the band returned to the studio in the summer of 2021 to start laying down material.

The new record’s sonic palette builds on their first album, Hide and Seek, which was released with the much-loved and sorely missed Fortuna POP! in 2015. The follow-up LP John Doe in 2017 was an ambitious concept album, exploring the feelings of loss and anger at a man who fakes his own death only to return years later, expanding well beyond the 3-piece rock‘n’roll template, with washes of strings, synths and samples.

Their third album, There’s No Fight We Can’t Both Win, was released in April 2019 via Fika Recordings, exploring classic themes of love, loss and conflict (mostly) given a hopeful and optimistic spin that opposition is neither inevitable nor hopeless.

The band have previously seen support from BBC 6music, Radio X, idobi Radio, Brooklyn Vegan, Louder Than War, London in Stereo, Drowned in Sound, Exclaim!, God Is In The TV, and a whole host of blogs and specialist radio shows for their raw and incisive brand of lo-fi pop.