Today the British quartet Penelope Islands released the video of “Underwater record store“, the fourth and last video to be released from the band’s breathtaking debut album Up to The tide Creeps In, now via Bella Union. Led by brother and sister Jack and Lily Wolter, the group is about to embark on a North American tour, supporting Wallows. Complete list of dates below. Besides, Penelope Islands they’ve thrown Penny Islands TV, a new way for fans to keep up with the latest band news while they’re on the road.
Watch the music video below!
Speaking on the inspiration behind the video, the group’s Jack Wolter said, âI came across this wonderful underwater footage of sea creatures while researching visuals for our live show. It was produced by a school of science 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 colors are really grainy and weird and move perfectly with it. the song. It was so much fun to do and it was quite nostalgic together on an old train travel route that I haven’t done in years; a six hour trip to Cornwall along the coast. were potentially working on releasing a video with a âreal lifeâ filmmaker we were chatting with, but felt right to make our last video for this album ourselves, like everyone else besides we went out. Finish this chap it is “in agreement” with the other visuals that we have published. We wanted to share the song’s lyrics in the video too, something we’ve never done before. Some pieces and ideas were inspired by âHelicopterâ by Deerhunter and âI Know What It’s Likeâ by Tweedy.
Of the song itself, Lily Wolter says, “It was just a dream! Well a few actually combined … But the main date from my childhood. A big battle. Dad and me we fought against a herd of white sharks, which had infested a ditch around a large sand castle, which I had proudly built. We won, of course. I had the same dream many times in my life , and since then I’ve added several quirks to the castle. One being an underwater record store. “
List of tracks:
3.) Do not speak
4.) Underwater record store
8.) Looking for me eyes first
9.) Cut your hair
10.) Through the garden
Formed around the chemistry between siblings and dual songwriters Jack and Lily Wolter, Until the Tide Creeps In is an album deepened by shared experience. Born in Devon and raised on the Isle of Man, the Wolters bond was strengthened by separation when Jack moved to study art at college at 19, when Lily was 13. Lily wasn’t much of a boring little sister anymore and had grown up and started playing in bands and writing songs. We quickly became very close. I had written a few songs, so we formed a band called Your Gold Teeth. We toured a bit and then Lily left for Brighton to study songwriting. A few years later I moved and we started Penelope Islands together. âFor every sibling forged in the rivalry, many more mount an unassailable genetic argument to keep the music in the family. Penelope Isles, a quartet completed by Jack Sowton and Becky Redford.
Crisp and woozy, happy and biting, Until the Tide Creeps In presents the vast DIY mix of the translucent dream-pop, fuzz-rock and indie-psych flush guitar group is lovingly immersed in exquisite harmonies and lustrous melodies: a combination so intuitive, you’d think it was in their blood.
02/14/20 – New Orleans @ House of Blues *
02/15/20 – Atlanta @ Tabernacle *
02/17/20 – Lake Buena Vista @ House of Blues *
02/18/20 – Fort Lauderdale @ Revolution *
02/19/20 – Tampa @ Le RITZ Ybor *
02/20/20 – Birmingham @ City of iron *
02/21/20 – Charlotte @ The Underground *
02/22/20 – Charleston @ Music Farm *
02/25/20 – Baltimore @ Rams Head Live *
02/26/20 – Pittsburgh @ Mr. Smalls Theater *
02/2720 – Syracuse @ The Westcott Theaters *
03/01/20 – South Burlington @ Higher ground *
03/02/20 – Providence @ Ballroom Party *
* = Wallows support
Photo credit: Laura Caldwell