TUNE Penelope Isles - Cut Your Hair
Continuing their long-running tradition of offering a subscription based singles club, in 2017 Art is Hard will be releasing a monthly postcard single from some of their favourite bands. They'll also be pressing four of the twelve postcards into playable postcard shaped records. Each single will come with a message from the band/label and a download code for a one-off single.
The first single comes from Brighton four piece Penelope Isles, a band who have steadily been gathering pace since their debut EP Comfortably Swell was released in late 2015. 2016 saw them supporting Whitney, picking up radio play from Huw Stephens and painstakingly creating homemade robot costumes.
The band is centered round brother and sister duo Jack and Lily Wolter who grew up together on the Isle of Man. Their sound combines the melodies of Beach House with the rhythmic dreamlike fuzz of Deerhunter and new single 'Cut Your Hair' is another perfect example of this. Recorded in Jack's old garage back on the Isle of Man, the track talks of growing up, moving on and whether the person making those decisions is actually happy.
The single is due for release on January 27th (card version and digital download) and 17th February for the 7" flexidisc postcard. Both can be pre-ordered from the Art is Hard shop.