The band mix waves of ambient delays and fuzz guitar noise, sonic dynamics and melodic pop hooks entwined with girl-boy harmonies. Their self-produced home recordings portray an honest lo-fi approach in capturing their own music. Their live set is hypnotic, captivating and moving, smeared with glistening psych, dreamlike chimes and potency that will transfix and satisfy.
After self producing/releasing their debut EP ‘Comfortably Swell’ in 2015, Penelope Isles have consistently toured the UK/Europe off their own backs, working with some of the best promoters in the UK (Bird On The Wire, Parallel Lines & Melting Vinyl). As well as previously selling out shows both in Brighton and London, the band have opened for The Magic Numbers, Lost Horizons, Walter TV, Airwaves and British Sea Power.
Penelope Isles, who are for lovers of Deerhunter, Neil Young, Radiohead and The Magic Numbers, are currently recording their debut LP at the Bella Union Studios in Brighton. Where label owner Simon Raymonde is very excited about the band as he has chosen them as the support act for his Lost Horizons projects tour in April. Raymonde believes that they are ‘Truly one of the most exciting young bands in the UK in the last 5 years.’
He is not alone in the praise stakes, as Line Of Best Fit have reported: ‘Their set is the wide-eyed optimism of youth with a knack for great pop hooks which they smear with psych fuzz. Their tracks are like your favourite sweets with shards of broken glass embedded in them, the potential of which is just screaming out for attention.’
Plus DIY Magazine – ‘Following on from an excellent 2016 EP, they’re a band as multi-dimensional as they are exciting.’ and we at Brighton & Hove News posted on 28th January 2018 that the Penelope Isles were ‘Another band that we would like to revisit live’.
Forthcoming Penelope Isles concerts, include a highly anticipated date at the Green Door Store on Wednesday 11th April, as well as these listed below:
10th February – The Phoenix – Exeter (supporting British Sea Power)
15th February – The Junction – Cambridge (supporting British Sea Power)
30th March – Le Pop In – Paris
31st March – La Coope – Clermont Ferrand
2nd April – Tonnels – Leipzig
3rd April – Kulturpalast – Hannover
5th April – Monarch – Berlin
6th – tbc – Offenbach
7th – tbc – Cologne
8th – tbc – Dortmunde
9th – tbc – Lille
11th – Green Door Store – Brighton
12th – The Lexington – London
13th – Mono – Falmouth
19th – The Lantern – Bristol (supporting Lost Horizons)
20th – Clwb For Bach – Cardiff (supporting Lost Horizons)
21st – The Institute – Birmingham (supporting Lost Horizons)
22nd – Portland Arms – Cambridge (supporting Lost Horizons)
24th – The Grand Social – Dublin (supporting Lost Horizons)
25th – Limelight – Belfast (supporting Lost Horizons)
Visit the Penelope Isles website here: https://www.penelopeisles.com/ and purchase your Brighton concert tickets here: http://thegreendoorstore.co.uk/events/penelope-isles-11-04-18/
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