Pen­guins pick up a legal prob­lem

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News -

Dublin band Elec­tric Pen­guins have been granted a tem­po­rary High Court in­junc­tion against a for­mer mem­ber. The elec­tron­ica band re­leased their de­but al­bum Good­bye from the Elec­tric Pen­guins in 2006, earn­ing a Me­teor Award nom­i­na­tion for Hope for 2007 in the process. Sean Quinn de­parted in 2008 and sub­se­quently asked that all of his con­tri­bu­tions to their sec­ond al­bum II be re­moved, which they com­plied with, and also that the band change their name, which they re­fused to do.

Re­main­ing mem­bers Paul Mur­phy and Mark Cum­mins al­leged that Quinn has been tar­nish­ing the band’s rep­u­ta­tion, claim­ing that they are re­spon­si­ble for copy­right theft and mis­use of the Elec­tric Pen­guins name. The duo scored the theme tune for the Chan­nel 4 se­ries Sounds from the Cities ear­lier this year, but claimed that Quinn’s in­ter­fer­ence al­most cost them the deal.

Cum­mins and Mur­phy de­clined to com­ment fur­ther on the mat­ter.

Elec­tric Pen­guins: now a duo

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