Penelope Isles Share New Song CUT YOUR HAIR, Plus Announces North American Tour
Today the Brighton, UK-based quartet Penelope Isles, led by brother and sister Jack and Lily Wolter, have released "Cut Your Hair" from their forthcoming debut album Until the Tide Creeps In, due out this Friday, July 12th on Bella Union. Flood premiered the song, saying: "...the five-minute slow-burner is its own unique brand of noisy pop, lurching along before opening up into a heavy, guitar-driven downpour." You can listen to the beautiful and spacious, slow burning jam HERE, and pre-order the album HERE. Additionally, the band is happy to reveal details for their first ever North American tour, taking place this fall. Full list of the band's dates below. Tickets will be available for purchase starting FridayHERE.
Jack Wolter had this to say about the song: "One of my favourite songs to play live. The slow sludgy groove always feels like a refreshing moment in the set. I wrote it in our old garage on the Isle Of Man whilst in uncertainty of whether or not to move away to pursue a career in music or not. I had a small studio set up and it started with the drum groove and the rest happened really quickly. I guess it's a fixtinal tale and concept of what could have been me if I didn't have a go at doing 'the band thing'. A don't give up on your dreams kinda thing."
Penelope Isle's "Cut Your Hair" is the fourth track released from the forthcoming album following "Leipzig" and "Chlorine," as well as the love song "Round," which is "a collection of moments and thoughts of what it's like to be in love," explains the band's Jack Wolter who self-produced the album.
Formed around the chemistry between siblings and dual songwriters Jack and Lily Wolter, Until the Tide Creeps Inis an album deepened by shared experience. Born in Devon and raised on the Isle of Man, the Wolters' bonds were strengthened by separation when Jack moved away to study art at university at 19, when Lily was 13. As he puts it, wryly, "By the time I moved home Lily was not so much of an annoying younger sister anymore and had grown up and started playing in bands and writing songs. We soon became very close. I had written some songs, so we started a band called Your Gold Teeth. We toured a bit and then Lily left for Brighton to study songwriting. A couple of years later I moved down and we started Penelope Isles together." For every sibling band forged in rivalry, many others mount an unassailable genetic argument for keeping the music in the family. The latter is assuredly the case with Penelope Isles, a quartet completed by Jack Sowton and Becky Redford.
Crisp and woozy, blissful and biting, Until the Tide Creeps In showcases the band's expansive DIY mix of translucent dream-pop, fuzz-rock guitars and indie-psych flushes comes lovingly dipped in exquisite harmonies and lustrous melodies: a combination so intuitive, you'd think it was in their blood.
07/13/19 - Tren?ín, SK @ Pohoda Festival
07/26/19 - Topcliffe, UK @ Deer Shed Festival
07/27/19 - Turku, FI @ ILMIÖ Festival
08/11/19 - Cornwall, UK @ Boardmasters
08/16/19 - Breacon Beacons, UK @ Green Man Festival
08/17/19 - Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop
09/19/19 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Indiestadt
09/22/19 - Rotterdam, NL @ V11
09/24/19 - Frankfurt, DE @ The Cave
09/25/19 - Dresden, DE @ Ostpol
09/26/19 - Leipzig, DE @ Nochbesserleben
09/29/19 - Karlsruhe, DE @ P8
10/13/19 - Washington, D.C. @ DC9 - TICKETS
10/16/19 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right - TICKETS
10/19/19 - Toronto, ON @ Baby G - TICKETS
10/20/19 - Detroit, MI @ El Club - TICKETS
10/24/19 - Denver, CO @ Lost Lake - TICKETS
10/28/19 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir - TICKETS
10/30/19 - Seattle, WA @ Croc Café - TICKETS
11/01/19 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill - TICKETS
11/04/19 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo - TICKETS
11/09/19 - Reykjavik, IS @ Iceland Airwaves
11/25/19 - Guildford, UK @ The Boileroom
11/26/19 - Cambridge, UK @ Portland Arms
11/27/19 - Oxford, UK @ The Jericho Tavern
11/28/19 - Leeds, UK @ Hyde Park Book Club
11/29/19 - Dublin, IRE @ Whelan's
12/01/19 - Newcastle, UK @ Cluny 2
12/02/19 - Glasgow, UK @ Hug & Pint
12/03/19 - York, UK @ The Fulford Arms
12/04/19 - Leicester, UK @ The Cookie
12/05/19 - London, UK @ Oslo Hackney
12/06/19 - Bristol, UK @ Rough Trade Bristol
Photo Credit: Abbey Raymonde