Formed by brother/sister duo Jack and Lily Wolter on a small island called Isle of Man, Penelope Isles channels salty seas and flowing currents for their eclectic and lustrous style of fuzzy dream pop. Now Brighton-based, the band is rounded out by Brighton locals Becky Redford on bass and Jack Sowton on drums.
For this Live On KEXP session, Troy Nelson gives some background on the Isle of Man, which Jack Wolter calls a “special” and “safe” place where “80,000 alcoholics are clinging to a rock in the middle of the Irish Sea,” before the band breaks into a dazzling set of songs from their 2019 debut record, Until the Tide Creeps In.
Performing the first four songs off their latest record, Dark Thoughts, Portland band The Shivas prove why they continue to shine after all this time.
For their sixth studio album, Natural Affair, The Growlers continue their streak of distinctly California-cool rock that effortlessly marries the feelings of...
The chemistry between good chums Calexico and Iron & Wine is unmistakable during this KEXP performance, recorded at 2019’s inaugural Thing Fest at Fort Worden.