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Penelope Isles announce socially distanced UK live dates for May 2021

Currently in the studio putting the finishing touches to their much-anticipated second album, Bella Union’s Penelope Isles have announced news of a socially distanced UK tour for May 2021, playing a run of dates in venues operating at a reduced capacity. The tour begins in Bristol and includes 2 x performances at London’s Moth Club and appearances in Liverpool and Leeds before ending with a sequence of dates in the town of Lewes just a few miles from the band’s native Brighton. Dates/info below:

Thursday 13th May – Bristol – Strange Brew

Friday 14th May - Coventry - The Tin

Saturday 15th May - Chelmsford - The Tin

Sunday 16th May – London – Moth Club (Show 1) **

Sunday 16th May – London – Moth Club (Show 2) SOLD-OUT!

Tuesday 18th May – Guildford – The Boileroom

Wednesday 19th May – Liverpool – Future Yard

Thursday 20th May – Leeds  Brudenell Social Club

Saturday 22nd May – Lewes – Con Club (Show 1) **

Saturday 22nd May – Lewes – Con Club (Show 2)

Sunday 23rd May – Lewes – Con Club (Show 3)


** matinee performance

Critical acclaim for Until The Tide Creeps In, Penelope Isles debut LP:


“There’s a kind of surf’s up fuzz over this quartet’s debut, a hazy harmonised beachiness that nods to Pavement, Girls and Tame Impala while suggesting something pleasingly singular. It’s the sound of a band enjoying the discovery of their sound.” Q ­- 4 Stars ****

“An undeniably lovely melange of dreampop and gentle psychedelia.” Sunday Times

“Timeless and special. Unashamedly bight melodies that throw you into the sunlight and make the darker moments even more striking” DIY ­- 4 Stars ****

“This self­-produced debut is sublime from top to toe, blissful boy ­girl harmonies wrapping their way around layered fuzz-­rock guitars and trippy tales.” Shindig ­- 4 Stars ****

“A knockout album with instant charm. When Penelope Isles hit the spot they hit it with a dazzled burst of refracted light.” Metro

“Whatever the framing, each track on their debut is about the song; it’s melody. Recent single Chlorine steps into early Tame Impala terrain, but its the moody, woozy tune which hits home. The siblings take turns singing lead, each as assured as the other.” MOJO

“An impressive debut. The band’s primary line is in stately, swirling slow-­burners while a handful of intense lo-­fi pop nuggets keeps things moving.” Uncut

“A swimmingly ­fine debut, whose mixture of indie -kid smarts and hazy psyche­-pop feels like a homegrown companion to Beach House.” PROG

“A lush and dreamy debut. Each visit uncovers something new.” DORK ­- 4 Stars ****

“Gloriously fuzzed up. An accomplished debut with moments of real beauty.” The Sun ­- 4 Stars ****

Until The Tide Creeps In is a generous, lively dream­pop offering. They soar like Spiritualized; they shimmer like Mazzy Star. On seven ­minute epic Gnarbone they go motorik, using found sound like Public Service Broadcasting.” London In Stereo

“A heady wonder of dream pop. Timeless, shimmering guitars and lush, sun­-drenched harmonies. An accomplished and self-­assured collection of songs.” Long Live Vinyl ­ - 8/10