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8 Best Songs of the Week: Parquet Courts, Colleen Green, Pip Blom, Low, and More

Plus Dean Wareham, Matthew E. White, Penelope Isles, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 20, 2021

Welcome to the 31st Songs of the Week of 2021. It wasn’t the most overwhelmingly amazing week for new songs, so instead of a Top 10 we’ve picked eight songs we liked. More

Penelope Isles Announce New Album, Share Video for New Song “Iced Gems”

Which Way to Happy Due Out November 5 via Bella Union

Aug 17, 2021

British sibling duo Penelope Isles (Lily and Jack Wolter) have announced a new album, Which Way to Happy on Bella Union, and shared a new song from it, “Iced Gems,” via a video for the single. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: The War on Drugs, Penelope Isles, Indigo De Souza, Piroshka, and More

Plus Big Red Machine, Ora the Molecule, Low, illuminati hotties, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 23, 2021

Welcome to the 28th Songs of the Week of 2021. It was a nice week for new music, with some strong new singles (some connected to album announcements) and some wonderful album tracks we’ve long wanted to share with our readers and can now that the albums are out. We had enough tracks for a Top 12 this week, but many of the honorable mentions are worthy too. More

Jul 21, 2021

British sibling duo Penelope Isles (Lily and Jack Wolter) are back with a new song, “Sailing Still,” shared via a video directed by Jack and starring Lily. The video plays like a bad dream, with Lily continually walking and running through different doors, down different stairs, across different fields and beaches, always ending up somewhere different, never getting anywhere. More

Feb 23, 2021

SXSW (aka South by Southwest), the annual music, film, and interactive conference/festival in Austin, Texas, announced the first round of artists to perform during the music portion last month. Now they have announced the second round of artists to perform for the festival, which will be held via livestream this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The newly announced lineup features acts such as Iceage, Black Country, New Road, No Joy, and Penelope Isles, among many others. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Field Music, Lost Girls, serpentwithfeet, Iceage, and More

Plus Ian Daniel Kehoe, Adrian Younge, Lost Horizons, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 19, 2021

Welcome to the sixth Songs of the Week of 2021. There was finally some good news this week. We landed on Mars! On Thursday NASA’s Perseverance rover successfully landed on the red planet, a tricky engineering feat, to answer David Bowie’s question: “Is there life on Mars?” More

Feb 16, 2021

Lost Horizons are releasing a new two-part double album, In Quiet Moments—part one came out in December and part two is due out February 26 via Bella Union. Now they have shared a new song from part two, “Heart of a Hummingbird,” which features KookieLou (aka Penelope Isles’ Lily Wolter). More

Feb 05, 2020

Welcome to Why Not Both Wednesdays. Every week, in partnership with the Why Not Both podcast, we’ll be presenting new podcast episodes that explore how multiple passions inform the inspiring lives of musicians, writers, actors, and creatives. This episode was recorded at Iceland Airwaves and features Madame Gandhi, Penelope Isles, and Mighty Bear. More

12 Best Songs of the Last Two Weeks: Anna Meredith, Lower Dens, Electric Youth, and More

Plus Jay Som, Jenny Hval, Ride, Penelope Isles, Gruff Rhys, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 13, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. We didn’t do a Songs of the Week last week because of the July 4th holiday; there really weren’t too many new songs last week. So this week’s edition covers songs from both this week and last week, hence we have 12 choices. More

Penelope Isles - Stream the Debut Album

Until the Tide Creeps In Out Now via Bella Union

Jul 12, 2019

Penelope Isles are a new British four-piece that released their debut album, Until the Tide Creeps In, today via Bella Union. Now that the album is out, you can stream the whole thing below. Also below are their upcoming tour dates. More

Penelope Isles Share New Song “Cut Your Hair” and Announce U.S. Tour Dates

Until the Tide Creeps In Due Out Tomorrow via Bella Union

Jul 11, 2019

Penelope Isles are a new British four-piece that are releasing their debut album, Until the Tide Creeps In, tomorrow (July 12) via Bella Union. Now they have shared one last pre-release song from it, “Cut Your Hair.” They have also announced some new U.S. tour dates. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Metronomy, Sleater-Kinney, Sufjan Stevens, Lower Dens, and More

Plus Electric Youth, Hot Chip, Penelope Isles, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

May 31, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. After two weeks where we couldn’t even muster a Top 10, this week was an embarrassment of aural riches. We almost went for a Top 12 instead of our usual Top 10, but restrained ourselves. More

Penelope Isles Share Video for New Song “Leipzig”

Until the Tide Creeps In Due Out July 12 via Bella Union

May 30, 2019

Penelope Isles are a new British four-piece that are releasing their debut album, Until the Tide Creeps In, on July 12 via Bella Union. Now they have shared another song from the album, “Leipzig,” via a video for the track. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: The National, Penelope Isles, Vampire Weekend, Bleached, and More

Plus Absolutely Free (Feat. U.S. Girls), Kindness, Cate Le Bon, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

May 03, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. There were lots of great new tracks this week, some from the usual suspects, others less expected. We’ve even got a whopping nine honorable mentions, but still managed to reign it in to just a main Top 10. More

Penelope Isles Share New Song “Round”

Until the Tide Creeps In Due Out July 12 via Bella Union

Apr 30, 2019

Penelope Isles are a new British four-piece that are releasing their debut albun, Until the Tide Creeps In, on July 12 via Bella Union. Previously their single “Chlorine” was one of our Songs of the Week and they also shared a video for the song. Now they have shared another song from the album, “Round.” More

Penelope Isles Announce Debut Album, Share Video for “Chlorine”

Until the Tide Creeps In Due Out July 12 via Bella Union

Apr 11, 2019

Penelope Isles are a new British four-piece signed to Bella Union. Previously their single “Chlorine” was one of our Songs of the Week. Now they have announced their debut album, Until the Tide Creeps In, and shared a video for “Chlorine.” More

12 Best Songs of the Week: The National, Foals, Penelope Isles, Bedouine, and More

Plus Vampire Weekend, Strand of Oaks, Glen Hansard, Local Natives, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 08, 2019

We’ve got another supersized Songs of the Week this week, with a Top 12 instead of the regular Top 10. Like last week we could’ve gotten it down to 10, but it felt wrong to leave out the bottom two. It was a near tie for the top two songs this week. More



Interviews

Aug 07, 2019

Brighton based four-piece Penelope Isles are one of the hottest acts to emerge from the UK scene this year. Formed by brother and sister duo Jack and Lily Wolter who originate from the Isle of Man, and completed by rhythm section Becky Redford (bass) and Jack Sowton (drums), Penelope Isles have already spent the first half of 2019 playing a staggering number of shows across the globe while amassing a legion of devotees in the process. More


Reviews

Dec 12, 2019

2019 has been a remarkable year for Penelope Isles. More