Introducing Penelope Isles

January 24, 2019

 

Bella Union are thrilled to introduce new signings Penelope Isles. Currently putting the finishing touches to their debut album, the band have shared a video of them performing a new track entitled ‘Chlorine’ which can be viewed below…

 

 

 

 

“It’s a song we often open our shows with, so it felt right to have it as the first single off the record,” say Penelope Isles. Bright and brisk, wide-eyed and wistful, ‘Chlorine’ is a dreamy introduction to the instinctive charms and alt-rock chops of the Isle of Man-via-Brighton quartet, forged around siblings Jack and Lily Wolter. After a buoyant guitar-pop opening, ‘Chlorine’ harbours a tale of what the band call “a heart-breaking family divide”. Its potency heightened by the juxtaposition between the band’s fiery lead-guitar sorcery and sailing three-part harmonies, it’s a song of tremendous melodic calm and emotional rip tides, inviting and immersive.

Self-produced by Jack and recorded in Brighton’s Bella Studios, ‘Chlorine’ is a hypnotic teaser for Penelope Isles’ debut LP, due for release this summer. Between its chiming dream-pop, fuzz-noise waves, indie-psych currents and lustrous melodies, the album is a transporting show of expansive DIY vision, its elemental metaphors a fertile backdrop for the band’s innate inner chemistry and acute grasp of contrast. 

Crisp and woozy, blissful and biting, it’s also an album powerful enough to sweep you away live. Penelope Isles have already garnered support from The Line of Best Fit and DIY for their excellent live shows. With upcoming performances at both Eurosonic and SXSW, the band will also be playing these listed shows over the next few months.

 

30 Jan 2019 London Rough Trade United Kingdom

22 Feb 2019 HastingsThe Blackmarket United Kingdom

09 Mar 2019 New York Arlene’s Grocery United States

09 Mar 2019 New York Berlin United States

15 Mar 2019 - 09 Mar 2019 Austin SXSW United States

17 Mar 2019 Denton Andy’s Bar United States

30 Mar 2019 Isle Of Man Villa Marina Promenade Suite United Kingdom

02 Apr 2019 Portsmouth House Of Rapture United Kingdom

03 Apr 2019 Cambridge The Portland Arms United Kingdom

04 Apr 2019 Bristol Rough Trade Bristol United Kingdom

05 Apr 2019 Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach United Kingdom

06 Apr 2019 Leicester Cookie United Kingdom

07 Apr 2019 LeedsHyde Park Book ClubUnited Kingdom

09 Apr 2019 Glasgow The Hug and Pint United Kingdom

10 Apr 2019 Newcastle Cluny 2 United Kingdom

12 Apr 2019 Dublin Wheelan’s Ireland

16 Apr 2019 Oxford Jericho Tavern United Kingdom

17 Apr 2019 London MOTH Club United Kingdom

27 Apr 2019 Reading Are You Listening? Festival United Kingdom

09 May 2019 Brighton The Great Escape United Kingdom

23 May 2019 Dortmund FZW Germany

25 May 2019 Amsterdam London Calling Netherlands

13 Jul 2019 Trencin Pohoda Festival Slovakia

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