Sunday 31st January 2016
Penelope Isles + Will René + hanofficial vs cosmickdancehall
Doors 7:30 pm
Price £7 / £8
Air Waves (the moniker inspired by the title of the Guilded by Voices song, for New York’s Nicole Schneit) comes to Brighton with her intimate pop songs with energizing hooks but a disarming lack of pretense. Even her fictional narratives employ an almost preternatural honesty that feels emotionally naked, exposed, and ultimately relatable
In 2010 Nicole Schneit aka Air Waves released Dungeon Dots, an album Aquarius Records called “…pretty much perfect pop music.” For her new album Parting Glances, Schneit enlisted friends from Brooklyn’s music community to contribute to the record, including members of Woods, Crystal Stilts, Ava Luna, and Hospitality. Additionally, Jana Hunter of Lower Dens contributes vocals to two songs.
The album’s title comes from the 1986 film Parting Glances in which Steve Buscemi portrays a gay man navigating the difficulties of being in a relationship in Reagan-era New York. More than just identifying with the story, Schneit is interested in the in the lasting effect of the parting glances we share with strangers in our everyday encounters. The lingering impact of those brief moments seeps into the details and imagery she delivers with energizing hooks and a disarming lack of pretense on Parting Glances.
“…glittery guitar work, sweet spot-hitting harmonies…” – PITCHFORK
“…her smoky, melancholic voice bears similarities to the likes of Chan Marshall or Feist.” – THE QUIETUS
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Penelope Isles are a beachside, melodic pop/rock band from sunny Brighton, England. Brother and sister Jack and Lily Wolter, Becky Redford and Jack Sowton pack a dynamic kick with their live sound and capture their lucid dreaming, fuzz filled music with a DIY lo-fi approach. Originally from the Isle of Man, The Wolter’s recent move to Brighton to share their music with the world is well on its way. Both fronting the band, the music will charm you as it ranges from Cacophonous to tranquil and back again. The band are currently booking shows to promote their debut album ‘Comfortably Swell’, released on their own DIY label Wavey Head.
Will René is an Exmouth, Brighton-based musician with a wonderful knack for memorable melodies, thoughtful lyrics and accomplished backing.