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Penelope Isles Share New Song “Round”

Until the Tide Creeps In Due Out July 12 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, 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.” Listen below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates.

The band’s Jack Wolter had this to say about the song in a press release: “It’s a love song - a collection of moments and thoughts of what it’s like to be in love. All the beautiful moments and all the difficult times too. Going round full circle. The verses are like the beautiful times that we will always remember where the chorus is the truth of how it’s not always that easy.”

The band features siblings Jack and Lily Wolter and are from Isle of Man-via-Brighton. The musical partnership 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!”

The quartet is completed by Jack Sowton and Becky Redford. Jack 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:

05/04/19 - Liverpool, UK @ Liverpool Sound City
05/05/19 - Manchester, UK @ Sounds From The Other City
05/07/19 - Paris, FR @ Le Supersonic
05/09/19 - Brighton, UK @ The Great Escape
05/10/19 - Brighton, UK @ The Alternative Escape
05/11/19 - Brighton, UK @ The Great Escape
05/16/19 - Wrexham, UK @ FOCUS Wales
05/24/19 - Amsterdam, NL @ London Calling
05/25/19 - Laval, FR @ Les 3 Elephants
06/15/19 - Maastricht, NL @ Transformer Festival
06/25/19 - Kiel, DE @ FahrradKinoKombinat
06/26/19 - Berlin, DE @ Urban Spree
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
08/11/19 - Cornwall, UK @ Boardmasters
08/16/19 - Breacon Beacons, UK @ Green Man Festival
08/17/19 - Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop
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
11/29/19 - 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
12/06/19 - Bristol, UK @ Rough Trade Bristol

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