Penelope Isles announce Winter tour
Currently in the studio working on their much-anticipated second album, Bella Union’s Penelope Isles have announced news of an extensive UK tour for November and December 2021 and shared a video to share the good news. Tickets are available at https://www.penelopeisles.com.
Penelope Isles are centred around siblings Jack and Lily Wolter, originally from the Isle of Man, and for several years now based in Brighton. Their debut album Until the Tide Creeps In was produced by the band at the Bella Union studios in London and Brighton. They create dynamic blissed-out moments soaked in fuzz-noise waves – their songs fragile yet ferocious. Indie-psych currents and lustrous melodies blend with the siblings’ voices. To support the release they played over 150 shows all over the world, including 100 shows in 2019 alone and three tours in the USA. They’ve hit the road with The Flaming Lips and The Magic Numbers. Loved by fans, DJs, tour-mates and writers, their debut marks them out as one of the most exciting UK bands of the last few years. The band have recently been working on new music – more news on that very soon.
“There’s a kind of surf’s up fuzz over this quartet’s debut, a hazy harmonised beachiness that nods to Pavement, Girls and Tame Impala while suggesting something pleasingly singular. It’s the sound of a band enjoying the discovery of their sound.” Q - 4 Stars ****
“An undeniably lovely melange of dreampop and gentle psychedelia.” Sunday Times
“Timeless and special. Unashamedly bight melodies that throw you into the sunlight and make the darker moments even more striking” DIY - 4 Stars ****
“This self-produced debut is sublime from top to toe, blissful boy girl harmonies wrapping their way around layered fuzz-rock guitars and trippy tales.” Shindig - 4 Stars ****
“A knockout album with instant charm. When Penelope Isles hit the spot they hit it with a dazzled burst of refracted light.” Metro
“Whatever the framing, each track on their debut is about the song; it’s melody. Recent single Chlorine steps into early Tame Impala terrain, but its the moody, woozy tune which hits home. The siblings take turns singing lead, each as assured as the other.” MOJO
“An impressive debut. The band’s primary line is in stately, swirling slow-burners while a handful of intense lo-fi pop nuggets keeps things moving.” Uncut
“A swimmingly fine debut, whose mixture of indie -kid smarts and hazy psyche-pop feels like a homegrown companion to Beach House.” PROG
“A lush and dreamy debut. Each visit uncovers something new.” DORK - 4 Stars ****
“Gloriously fuzzed up. An accomplished debut with moments of real beauty.” The Sun - 4 Stars ****
“Until The Tide Creeps In is a generous, lively dreampop offering. They soar like Spiritualized; they shimmer like Mazzy Star. On seven minute epic Gnarbone they go motorik, using found sound like Public Service Broadcasting.” London In Stereo
“A heady wonder of dream pop. Timeless, shimmering guitars and lush, sun-drenched harmonies. An accomplished and self-assured collection of songs.” Long Live Vinyl – 8/10