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Penelope Isles

22 May @ 5:00 pm - 23 May @ 9:15 pm

£10 – £40
Penelope Isles Lewes


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Penelope Isles Lewes

Penelope Isles play Lewes at The Con Club for four socially distanced seated shows over the weekend of Sat 22 – Sun 23 May 2021.

This show has been rescheduled from September & December 2020, and March 2021. Tickets from March are valid for the new shows, but if you hold tickets from the September or December shows these need to be reallocated due to the change of format of this show, so please contact your point of purchase to do so.

14+. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

Show times:
Saturday 22nd May:
5.00pm – 6.30pm
7.45pm – 9.15pm
Sunday 23rd May:
5.00pm – 6.30pm
7.45pm – 9.15pm

This from the band: “Thanks to everyone who has bought tickets for our postponed gig at Con Club, Lewes. Tickets have been flying off the shelves and we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to make sure the show happens ASAP. We’ll be turning the original one night into a series of socially distanced performances at the Con Club in May 2021. This will mean a slightly different approach to things, but we promise you a great show! We can’t wait to see you all soon.

We’re absolutely delighted to be working with incredible Penelope Isles again, taking the short trip out of Brighton to Lewes!

For every sibling band forged in rivalry, many others mount an unassailable genetic argument for keeping the music in the family. The latter is assuredly the case with Penelope Isles, a brother-sister-centred alt-rock quartet from Brighton (via Isle of Man) whose debut album, Until the Tide Creeps In, was released through Bella Union last summer. Formed around the chemistry between dual songwriters Jack and Lily Wolter, the quartet’s expansive DIY mix of translucent dream-pop, fuzz-rock guitars and indie-psych flushes comes lovingly dipped in exquisite harmonies and lustrous melodies: a combination so intuitive, you’d think it was in their blood. 

Though Jack and Lily write separately, their disparate songs were chucked into a shared pot and Penelope Isles surfaced, fuelled by a passion of lo-fi sounding records and a DIY ethos inspired by all those who sail its seas: Pavement, Deerhunter, Pixies and Tame Impala number among notable influences, alongside Radiohead and The Thrills. 

Produced by Jack, their debut LP was made at Bella Studios in Brighton and co-mixed by Iggy B (whose credits include John Grant, Spiritualized and Lost Horizons) in London’s Bella Studios with a homegrown aesthetic and live clarity as guiding principles. ”There was a lot more pressure on me to make a great sounding album knowing it was going out on Bella Union.” says Jack. ”And it was important that we recorded these songs ourselves.” 

’Until The Tide Creeps’ was included in Rough Trade’s top 100 albums of 2019 as well opening track ’Chlorine’ being named ’Song Of The Year’ by BBC6Music’s Shaun Keaveny. The Line of Best Fit, DIY, Brooklyn Vegan and BBC6 Music have all championed Penelope Isles’ bracing live form, with live sessions released with KEXP, Audiotree and KCRW whilst on tour in the States. The band’s dynamic show has become a must-see on many festival bills: Iceland Airwaves, SXSW, Roskilde, Øya and End Of The Road with Primavera already announced for 2020. From close-knit family ties to world stages, Penelope Isles’ growth curve is fast becoming a surge.


Upcoming Love Thy Neighbour shows:
08052021 – Thomas Truax. Green Door Store
28052021 – Joan Shelley. The Hope & Ruin
30052021 – Wyldest. The Hope & Ruin (socially distanced)
22052021 – Penelope Isles. Lewes Con Club (socially distanced)
23052021 – Penelope Isles. Lewes Con Club (socially distanced)
06062021 – Teleman. Concorde 2 (socially distanced)
06092021 – Dana Gavanski. The Hope & Ruin
16092021 – Pom Poko. Chalk
17092021 – Bull. Green Door Store
27092021 – Joe & The Shitboys. The Hope & Ruin
30092021 – Penelope Trappes. The Rosehill
03102021 – Shonen Knife. Lewes Con Club
20102021 – Jordan Mackampa. The Hope & Ruin
21102021 – LIME. The Prince Albert
24102021 – Plants and Animals. The Prince Albert
27102021 – Silverbacks. The Hope & Ruin
03112021 – bdrmm. The Prince Albert
18112021 – Porridge Radio. Chalk
21112021 – LICE. The Hope & Ruin
26112021 – Warm Digits. The Hope & Ruin
01122021 – POZI. The Hope & Ruin
03122021 – Freya Beer. The Hope & Ruin
04122021 – The Howlers. Latest Music Bar
16122021 – Beach Riot. The Prince Albert
06022022 – Jane Weaver. Chalk.
15022022 – Douglas Dare. The Rose Hill
22032022 – Staking Polly. The Hope & Ruin
05042022 – The Beths. Concorde 2
19052022 – Donny Benét. The Hope & Ruin

Accessibility: We operate the Buddy Scheme at our gigs. The Club is accessible for wheelchairs with management. It’s all on one level apart from a small threshold at the front door for which we have a portable ramp. The toilets are not Part M compliant, but one of the WC’s is reasonably accessible. Visiting outside gig times should present no problems, but please email info@lewesconclub.com ahead on gig nights so we can reserve a space with a view of the stage.. Gendered toilets. If you require a carer at the venue, please contact us at info@lovethyneighbourmusic.co.uk for guest list, with evidence such as a blue badge or access card. If strobe lighting is an issue or if standing for long periods of time is an issue, please contact us in advance.

Penelope Isles Lewes: The Con Club -Saturday 22nd May

Penelope Isles Lewes: The Con Club – Sunday 23rd May



22 May @ 5:00 pm
23 May @ 9:15 pm
£10 – £40


Con Club, Lewes
139 High Street
Lewes, Sussex BN7 1XS United Kingdom
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