NEWS: Penelope Isles announce new album and UK tour dates

NEWS: Penelope Isles announce new album and UK tour dates

Brighton-based, alt-rockers, Penelope Isles have announced a new album called Which way to Happy that is set for release on the 5th November via the record label Bella Union.  The band began work on the album in a cottage in Cornwall during the first lockdown where emotions ran high and claustrophobia kicked in – both facets that the band deem are reflected in the songs.

After Cornwall, the band redid many of the rhythm tracks, recorded a little in Brighton, then recorded more in Cornwall at their parents’ house. “It was,” says Jack, “a proper rollercoaster ride.”

The album was mixed by Dave Fridmann who has co-produced releases with The Flaming Lips and Mercury Rev. As Lily states, the process of sending Fridmann a mix, receiving it back in the morning and then having five hours to make decisions on it resulted first in stress, then in something sublime. “He made everything so colourful. It’s an intense-sounding record – a hot record. It was so refreshing to have that blast of energy from Dave – it’s like he framed our pictures.”

You can check out the new video and single ‘Iced Gems‘ from Which way to Happy, below.

The band has also recently announced news of a UK tour for November and December 2021. You can buy tickets from their website.

Tour dates

  • Thursday 2nd September – Larmer Tree Gardens – End Of The Road
  • Friday 5th November – Brighton – Resident Records (instore)
  • Saturday 6th November – London – Rough Trade East (instore)
  • Monday 8th November – Totnes – Drift Records (instore)
  • Tuesday 23rd November – Tunbridge Wells – Tunbridge Wells Forum *
  • Wednesday 24th November – Bristol – Exchange *
  • Thursday 25th November – Cambridge – Portland Arms *
  • Friday 26th November – Manchester – Gullivers *
  • Saturday 27th November – Chester – St. Marys *
  • Sunday 28th November – Northampton – The Black Prince
  • Tuesday 30th November – Guildford – The Boileroom *
  • Wednesday 1st December – London – Oslo **
  • Thursday 2nd December – St. Albans – The Horn
  • Friday 3rd December – Ipswich – The Smokehouse **
  • Saturday 4th December – York – Fulford Arms **
  • Sunday 5th December – Blackpool – Central Library **
  • Tuesday 7th December – Glasgow – Hug & Pint **
  • Wednesday 8th December – Newcastle – Cluny 2 **
  • Thursday 9th December – Birmingham – Hare & Hounds **
  • Friday 10th December – Brighton – Concorde 2

* Holiday Ghosts supporting

** Laundromat supporting

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