Penelope Trappes

City: Brighton, London
Country: UK
Genre: Experimental
Styles: Experimental Ambient, Shoegaze, Downtempo, Dark Ambient
on hashbrandnew.com since September 23, 2020

Penelope Trappes is a London based Australian born vocalist, musician and etherial soundscaper. She spent 2016 writing and recording what would become her first solo album, ‘Penelope One’ in a piano studio in East London. Composed of mostly percussion-less, reverb-heavy haunting atmospherics with dystopian themes, the LP was released via Optimo Music in 2017 on vinyl and as a photo book. The first single ‘Puppets’ premiered by opening the Fendi SS17 runway show. Penelope signed to Houndstooth in 2018 and released her sophomore LP ‘Penelope Two’ to critical acclaim. The minimalist, ethereal album was built around field recordings, meditations, guitars, synth drones, piano and reverb, and deals with mortality, predestination and empathy. 2019 saw the release of ‘Penelope Redeux’ consisting of reworks of songs from ‘Penelope Two’ by Cosey Fanni Tutti, Mogwai, Félicia Atkinson, Nik Colk Void and more. The 'Eel Drip' EP was released in 2020 and ‘Penelope Three’ will be out in the April 2021, also on Houndstooth. “Summoning the great ghosts of vintage 4AD and Kranky, the Australian singer and producer makes inky dream pop that’s as heavy and welcoming as a weighted blanket.” - Philip Sherburne (Pitchfork)

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