Penelope Isles’ “Round” Is A Trippy Depiction Of Wearing A Blow-Up Suit Across Brighton

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Brighton-based quartet Penelope Isles mixes psychedelia and bad summer fashion decision in new video “Round,” directed by the band’s own Jack Wolder. We see Lily (who is also PI member) wearing a blow-up suit strolling through the streets as she tries not to bump into people. You can’t really see her coz she’s been animated with trippy colors, but you can tell her she’s struggling…and Jack is laughing behind the camera:

On the video, Jack explained: “‘Round’ was the first song I wrote when I moved to Brighton a few years ago. I wrote it on a dan electro 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!”

“Round” is from the quartet’s debut record Until the Tide Creeps In, which is out now via Bella Union. The four are currently on their European tour and will be hitting America next month-ish:

Europe 2019

09/24/19 – Frankfurt, DE @ The Cave

09/25/19 – Dresden, DE @ Ostpol

09/26/19 – Leipzig, DE @ Nochbesserleben

09/29/19 – Karlsruhe, DE @ P8

11/09/19 – Reykjavik, IS @ Iceland Airwaves

11/25/19 – Guildford, UK @ The Boileroom

11/26/19 – Cambridge, UK @ Portland Arms

11/27/19 – Oxford, UK @ The Jericho Tavern

11/28/19 – Leeds, UK @ Hyde Park Book Club

11/29/19 – Dublin, IRE @ Whelan’s

12/01/19 – Newcastle, UK @ Cluny 2

12/02/19 – Glasgow, UK @ Hug & Pint

12/03/19 – York, UK @ The Fulford Arms

12/04/19 – Leicester, UK @ The Cookie

12/05/19 – London, UK @ Oslo Hackney

12/06/19 – Bristol, UK @ Rough Trade Bristol

North America 2019

10/13/19 – Washington, D.C. @ DC9 *

10/14/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts *

10/16/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right *

10/17/19 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott *

10/19/19 – Toronto, ON @ Baby G *

10/20/19 – Detroit, MI @ El Club *

10/21/19 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle *

10/22/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ Amsterdam *

10/24/19 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake

10/25/19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court Gallery

10/28/19 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir

10/29/19 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret

10/30/19 – Seattle, WA @ Croc Café

11/01/19 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill

11/02/19 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues at the Voodoo Lounge

11/04/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo

* with support from TOLEDO