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Penelope Isles have released a video for “Underwater Record Store”

Penelope Isles have released a video for “Underwater Record Store,” the track is off the UK band’s debut album “Until The Tide Creeps In”, out now via Bella Union Records. Led by brother and sister Jack and Lily Wolter, the band are about to embark on a American tour.  Additionally, Penelope Isles have launched Penny Isles TV, a new way for fans to keep up to date with the band while they are on the road.

Speaking on the inspiration behind the video, the band’s Jack Wolter had the following to say: “I came across this beautiful underwater footage of sea creatures while looking for visuals for our live show. It was made by some science school in San Francisco I think. I’m pretty sure it’s filmed in an aquarium, but made to look like it’s under the sea. The textures and colours feel really grainy and weird and move with the song perfectly. It was so much fun to make and was pretty nostalgic putting it together on an old train journey route I haven’t done in years; a six-hour trip to Cornwall along the coast line.

We were potentially going to work on video release with a ‘real life’ film maker we had been chatting with, but it felt right to do our last video for this record ourselves, just like all the others we put out. Finishing this chapter ‘in keeping’ with the other visuals we have released. We wanted to share the lyrics to the song within the video too, something we haven’t done before. Some parts and ideas were inspired by Deerhunter’s ‘Helicopter’ and Tweedy’s ‘I Know What It’s Like.”

Of the song itself, Lily Wolter says: “It was only a dream! Well a few combined actually… But the main one is from when I was a young girl. A great battle. Dad and I fought against a herd of great white sharks, that had infested a moat around a big sand castle, which I had proudly made. We won, of course. I have had the same dream a few times in my life, and since have added several quirks to the castle. One being an underwater record store.”

‘Underwater Record Store’ is taken from the debut album by Penelope Isles.

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UK band Penelope Isles released their terrific debut album, “Until the Tide Creeps In”, back in July. Led by siblings Jack and Lily Wolter, they make jazzy, shoegazy indie rock that is at times complex but feels effortless, aided by lush harmonies and swelling arrangements.

The band have now made a video for “Round,” which was directed by Jack (who wrote the song, too) and features a tour through Penelope Isles’ hometown of Brighton via a blobby alien. “‘Round’ was the first song I wrote when I moved to Brighton a few years ago,” says Jack. “I wrote it on a Danelectro 12-string, which I had to sell to pay the rent. We played the song constantly when we first started gigging and ended up leaving it out of the set for a while. We revisited it, as it felt weird to not include it on this record. We made the video in Brighton on one of the hottest days of the year. It consists of footage of Lily, dressed in a large round blow-up suit that pulsates with bright psychedelic colors and floating images of the band. We had a laugh making this one!”

Penelope Isles will soon be on their first-ever North American tour.

The band also have their own web series, Penny Isles TV, that features life on tour, and other behind-the-scenes fun.