Penelope Isles are centred around siblings Jack and Lily Wolter, originally from the Isle of Man, and for several years now based in Brighton. They create dynamic blissed-out moments soaked in fuzz-noise waves – their songs fragile yet ferocious. Indie-psych currents meet lustrous melodies with a blend of the sibling’s voices.
They’ve hit the road with bands ranging from The Flaming Lips to Wallows and The Magic Numbers. Loved by fans, DJs, tourmates and writers, Penelope Isles are one of the most exciting UK bands of the last few years.
“Sweltering guitars scorch the earth while summery synths and keys frolic in spaces left between the drum line and spiraling vocals, the riff phrases communicate nearly as much warmth and meaning as the lyrics do.” – Stereogum
“There is a grandeur to their songs, big and swelling, ebbs and flows…The whole band is seriously talented, and…seriously rock, too.” – Brooklyn Vegan
“…a dreamy but biting piece of guitar pop…soaring, pastoral, highly intelligent songwriting.” – Clash Music