News: Penelope Isles’ second glorious album for Bella Union arrives this week – there’s an extensive UK tour, too

Penelope Isles: Jack and Lily scrub up for the tour

PENELOPE ISLES, the gorgeous Brighton via Cornwall and Isle of Man combo led by brother and sister Jack and Lily Wolter, have some rather excellent news for lovers of bright, nuanced shoegazey guitar pop; their second album, Which Way To Happy is out digitally this Friday, November 5th, with CD and cassette formats also up for order, and vinyl just slightly delayed but also available to secure now.

That album – which is clever, sweet, soaring and everything Penelope Isles bring you to make you smile – our advance preview of the 11 tracks revealed a lotta, lotta beauty – is available for pre-order here in your chosen form.

There’s also a really comprehensive UK tour in support of album número dos, the dates for which are as follows:

Friday, November 5th, Brighton Resident Records, instore;
Saturday, November 6th, London, Rough Trade East, instore;
Monday, November 8th, Totnes, Drift Records, instore;
Tuesday, November 23rd, Tunbridge Wells, Tunbridge Wells Forum*;
Wednesday, November 24th, Bristol, Exchange*;
Thursday, November 25th, Cambridge, Portland Arms*;
Friday, November 26th, Manchester, Gullivers*;
Saturday, November 27th, Chester, St. Mary’s*;
Sunday, November 28th, Northampton, The Black Prince;
Tuesday, November 30th, Guildford, The Boileroom*;
Wednesday, December 1st, London, Oslo Hackney**;
Thursday, December 2nd, St Albans, The Horn;
Friday, December 3rd, Ipswich, The Smokehouse**;
Saturday, December 4th, York, Fulford Arms**;
Sunday, December 5th, Blackpool, Central Library**;
Tuesday, December 7th, Glasgow, Hug & Pint**;
Wednesday, December 8th, Newcastle, Cluny 2**;
Thursday, December 9th, Birmingham, Hare & Hounds**, and then back home for
Friday, December 10th, Brighton, Concorde 2.

On dates marked with an asterisk, support will come from Holiday Ghosts; those double-asterisked sees support from Laundromat.

Tickets are available right now over at Penelope Isles’ website, here.

Look out for our review of Which Way To Happy in the next couple of days.

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