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Penelope Isles Share Video for New Song “Leipzig”

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

May 30, 2019
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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. The band's Jack Wolter directed the video. Watch it below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates.

Previously their single "Chlorine" was one of our Songs of the Week and they also shared a video for the song. Then they shared another song from the album, "Round" (which was also one of our Songs of the Week).

The band features siblings Jack and Lily Wolter and are from Isle of Man-via-Brighton. The quartet is completed by Jack Sowton and Becky Redford.

Jack and Lily had this to say about the song in a press release: "We filmed the video in Berlin, Munich, Hannover, Diest and Luxembourg whilst on tour in Europe last year. We would constantly be on the lookout for perfect spots along the way and would keep our jeans and white t shirts folded up in a pile in the van ready to go. It's funny that we actually forgot to shoot anything whilst in Leipzig! Although the shot of of J Sow playing drums in the woods looks very picturesque, we were actually all surrounded by German truck driver's roadside turds! We had a laugh making the video and were all very impressed by Becky's moves on the bridge in Munich! Germany is one of our favorite places to tour and it feels lovely to have these places within our music video."

The musical partnership between the siblings came together when Jack came home from studying art at university.

"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," Jack said in a previous press release. "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."

Jack said the album consequently deals with themes of "leaving home, moving away, dealing with transitions in life and growing up. We are six years apart, so we had a different experience of some of this, but we share a similar inspiration when writing music. Family, leaving home, disconnection and connection all ring bells!"

Jack added: "It's cool to have two songwriters in the band because I love her songs so much!"

Jack also directed the "Chlorine" video and produced the album, which was co-mixed by Iggy B (The Duke Spirit, John Grant, Spiritualized) in London's Bella Studios.

Penelope Isles UK/EU Tour Dates:

06/15/19 - Maastricht, NL @ Transformer Festival
06/25/19 - Kiel, DE @ FahrradKinoKombinat
06/26/19 - Berlin, DE @ Urban Spree
06/28/19 - Lärz, DE @ Fusion Festival
06/29/19 - Kassel, DE @ Schlachthof Biergarten
06/30/19 - Offenbach, DE @ Hafen 2
07/06/19 - Six Fours Les Plages, FR @ Festival Pointu
07/13/19 - Trenčín, 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
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

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