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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

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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. Listen 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). Then they shared another song from the album, “Leipzig,” via a video for the track (it 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 had this to say about the song in a press release: “One of my favorite 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.”

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:

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
10/13/19 - Washington, D.C. @ DC9
10/14/19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
10/16/19 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
10/17/19 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
10/19/19 - Toronto, ON @ Baby G
10/20/19 - Detroit, MI @ El Club
10/21/19 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
10/22/19 - Minneapolis, MN @ Amsterdam
10/24/19 - Denver, CO @ Lost Lake
10/25/19 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court Gallery
10/28/19 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
10/29/19 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
10/30/19 - Seattle, WA @ Croc Café
11/01/19 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
11/02/19 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues at the Voodoo Lounge
11/04/19 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
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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