ALBUM REVIEW: PENGSHUi – Destroy Yourself | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 28.01.22







PENGSHUi’s latest album is a refreshing angry cocktail derived from its three constituent cultural parts: drummer Pravvy Prav was originally a heavy metal kid before mixing it up by DJing jungle and drum ‘n’ bass in his teens, guitarist Fatty studied jazz before going on to play with the likes of grime duo Newham Generals and P Money, and frontman and MC Illaman would play his Grandfather’s reggae music before finding himself surrounded by the worlds of pirate radio, rap, rude boys and skaters.

Distil it together and you have an assertive political social commentary rapping over crushing guitars and urgent drumming. They acknowledge the problems of surviving in the UK from political sleaze to mental health. This is an urgent call for change.


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