Introducing Penelope Isles

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.

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Shows

  • 22 Sep 2019 Rotterdam at V11
  • 24 Sep 2019 Frankfurt at The Cave
  • 25 Sep 2019 Dresden at Ostpol
  • 26 Sep 2019 Leipzig at Nochbesserleben
  • 29 Sep 2019 Karlsruhe at P8
  • 09 Nov 2019 Reykjavik at Iceland Airwaves
  • 25 Nov 2019 Guilford at The Boileroom
  • 26 Nov 2019 Cambridge at The Portland Arms
  • 27 Nov 2019 Dublin at Wheelan’s
  • 01 Dec 2019 Newcastle at Cluny 2
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