Penrose is Thomas Murphy, Patrick Murphy, and Daniel Murphy, three brothers from Philadelphia. The origins of the band date back to their grade school days taking piano lessons together, but in the Spring of 2009 they played their first show in a warehouse in North Philadelphia. Since then the brothers have worked to create an original, hard hitting sound that combines the delta blues spirit of John Lee Hooker and R.L. Burnside with the hard rock of Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin, while allowing the innovation of Pink Floyd and Radiohead to flow throughout.
“From their amazing sound to their endless amount of energy, Penrose has created a great indie band that certainly knows how to Rock and entertain the masses.” -Isaac Davis Jr. (Juniorscave.com)
They have made their mark in Philadelphia, entertaining large crowds at the North Star Bar, Doc Watson’s, The Khyber, and more, and made their debut on the Trocadero Main stage in August. In New York they’ve played packed shows at Webster Hall, The Mercury Lounge, and Arlene’s Grocery, along with an epic show opening for MGMT at Fordham University. Their debut album, “Devil’s Grip”, will be released in December, followed by release parties in both Philadelphia and New York City.
Penrose is also preparing for its CMJ debut with two OFFICIAL CMJ SHOWCASES in New York with No Pulp Music and RethinkPopMusic/TheAudioPerv on October 19th and 22nd.