Penske File all about harmonicas and harmonies
Formed just north of Toronto, in Burlington, the punk rock triage comprised of three best friends from the very beginning, continue to strive for greatest and exposure in the Canadian market, and now furthermore international and overseas.
Their first full-length A Restless Symphony was released just a few months ago in April, and since the band has been non-stop touring with shows from coast to coast in Canada.
Since the release at the Casbah in Hamilton, Ont., things have been going swimmingly for the up and coming band.
“We covered from Vancouver Island to Newfoundland all in the one tour,” says Bassist of Penske File James Hall. “It was well received by fans and promoters alike, even people seeing us for the first time.”
He went on to explain how the band used this tour has an opportunity for branching out to further audiences.
“In terms of expansion it was amazing, to not only have something that we love, but that others really like.”
Hall says the band got together for the sheer love of the music and the tightness of their friendship, but they really aim now to take their music to the next level and bring it to the U.S. and Europe on tours.
“We’ve been talking with promoters in Germany, and there’re talks of a potential European tour coming up in 2014, and this fall we’re playing across the U.S.”
The group played their last show of the summer Friday, July 26 at the Bovine Sex Club in Toronto, reason being the drummer Alex Standen is actually taking off to Europe for a backpacking trip for the month of August.
During this time, the other two members will be writing and jamming away working towards a new album and furthering their footprint with live acoustic sets and filler for the meantime.
“We’re going to keep writing and hit the studio. We’re releasing a new EP. If he ever comes back,” Hall laughs.
Upon Alex’s return, it’ll be right back to the studio to lay down the workings for their next album, and concentrating on exposure and promotional shows to get to where they desire to be.