Brian the Penguin is a robotic noisemaker featuring drums, drumsticks, horns, and, as you can see, headlights. Cranmer performs in a band of sorts, Nine Owls in a Baquette ("really just a collection of friends who enjoy strange sounds, surrealism, and making people laugh"), and Brian is powered by a chainsaw left over from an Owls performance at the Sonic Arts festival in Brighton.
"Guessing that a lot of other musicians would be using laptops in their sets, we made two fake wooden ones sprayed silver with glowing apple logos," Cranmer says. "And then we used a chainsaw to chop them up at the end of the performance. We got in a lot of trouble, due to safety regulations, but it was good fun. The chainsaw was smuggled into the venue in a guitar case."