“Have You Heard” By Penelope Isles

Penelope Isles, recently released their LP Which Way To Happy. The UK duo, have also announce new North American tour dates in support of the full-length. The band will be joined by Norwegian artist POM POKO as special guests on all the shows.Penelope Isles’ label Bella Union (Beach House, Father John Misty, Ezra Furman, Spiritualized,Tim Burgess, Patti Smith) is run by former Cocteau Twins’ Simon Raymonde who signed Penelope Isles after seeing them play in his home town of Brighton in England. The duo is comprised of UK-born and bred siblings, co-songwriters and co-vocalists Lily and Jack Wolter

To celebrate the tour announcement, Penelope Isles share a music video for “Have You Heard.” Written by Lily and inspired by labelmates The Flaming Lips, “Have You Heard” receives a great narrative meets live-performance video in black and white, helmed by renowned director Jamie Thraves (Radiohead’s “Just” and Coldplay’s “The Scientist”).

Which Way To Happy was produced by Jack and mixed by Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Interpol). Jack and Lily spent much of 2019 driving through Europe and America with their bandmates, and, like many, felt everything was falling apart when COVID-19 put their upcoming plans to a halt. The duo, dealing with their own respective romantic heartaches, and coping with the loss of two band members, were staying in a small cottage in Cornwall to start work on the new album when lockdown began. Claustrophobia kicked in, existential anxiety over the pandemic permeated everything, and emotions ran high. “We were there for about two or three months, ultimately,” says Jack. “It was a tiny cottage and we all went a bit bonkers, and we drank far too much, and it spiralled a bit out of control. There were a lot of emotional evenings and realisations, which I think reflects in the songs. Writing and recording new music was a huge part of the recovery process for all of us.”

Penelope Isles
Which Way To Happy
Bella Union
Track List

1. Terrified
2. Rocking At The Bottom
3. Play It Cool
4. Iced Gems
5. Sailing Still
6. Miss Moon
7. Sudoku
8. Have You Heard
9. Pink Lemonade
10. 11 11
11. In A Cage

Penelope Isles 2022
North American Tour Dates

3/5/2022 – Washington DC – Songbyrd*^
3/7/2022 – Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall*^
3/8/2022 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry at The Fillmore*^
3/9/2022 – Brooklyn, NY – Zone One at Elsewhere*#
3/11/22 – Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar*^
3/12/22 – Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room at The Crofoot*^
3/14/22 – Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge*^
3/15/22 – St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway*^
3/20/22 – Dallas, TX – The Cambridge Room at House of Blues*^
3/23/22 – Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge*^
3/24/22 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room*^
3/25/22 – Los Angeles, CA – Moroccan Lounge*^
3/26/22 – San Francisco, CA – Brick + Mortar*^
3/28/22 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret*^
3/29/2022 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios*^
3/30/2022 – Seattle, WA – Madame Lou’s at The Crocodile*

* w/ Pomo Poko
^ w/ Me Rex
# w/ youbet

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