Episode 27: Penelope Isles

For the 27th instalment of the Threadwork podcast I chat to the excellent sibling-led band Penelope Isles about their relationship to music, their relationship to each other through music and many other things besides. The conversation was recorded with Jack and Lily Wolter back in November 2018 just before the band’s support slot at Rough Trade Bristol and so there’s a fair amount of background noise but hopefully it enhances the recording rather than detracts.

As well as the conversation with the band this episode also contains, as a bonus, a live recording of the gig they played that very night - a bit of a first for Threadwork for sure.

Penelope Isles’ ‘Until The Tide Creeps In’ album is out now on Bella Union and it’s marvellous - check out the link to purchase below.

Until next time…



Tracklisting w/ links to purchase, if I can find them (these are directly related to the artists where possible but not always). Also, I take no responsibility for the links. Just trying to help… 

Penelope Isles – Round taken from Until The Tide Creeps In [Bella Union] (2019) https://penelopeisles.bandcamp.com/album/until-the-tide-creeps-in

Andy Shauf – The Magician taken from The Party [Arts & Crafts] (2016) https://andyshauf.bandcamp.com/album/the-party

Penelope Isles – Chlorine taken from Until The Tide Creeps In [Bella Union] (2019) https://penelopeisles.bandcamp.com/album/until-the-tide-creeps-in

Penelope Isles – Bad Head taken from Comfortably Swell [Wavey Head] (2015) https://penelopeisles.bandcamp.com/album/comfortably-swell

Live @ Rough Trade Bristol 1/11/18

1, Cut Your Hair

2, Chlorine

3, Gnarbone

4, Three

Bonus listening: the original version of ‘Cut Your Hair’ that I fell in love with. Penelope Isles – Cut Your Hair [Art Is Hard Records] (2017) https://penelopeisles.bandcamp.com/track/cut-your-hair

Penelope Isles website: https://www.penelopeisles.com/

Penelope Isles Bandcamp: https://penelopeisles.bandcamp.com/


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