Penelope Trappes | Future Yard

We’re over the moon to be welcoming the incredible Penelope Trappes to Future Yard in September. The Australian-born, Brighton-based artist has just her new album, Penelope Three, on Houndstooth – the final instalment in a trilogy of albums, Penelope Three is imbued with her signature ambient gothic dreamlands that are equal parts shoegaze pop and surrealist soundscapes.
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“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)

The new LP’s lead single, Nervous, blossoms like a flower in time-lapse, swelling with reverb and decaying into a dense sound world. The accompanying video is self-directed in collaboration with art collective Agnes Haus.

Following Penelope Two and Penelope One (and a few more dreampop-oriented EPs), Penelope Trappes completes her ambitious and other-worldly triptych with an album of healing, on which she looks to release herself from fear and into love, evoked in her signature ambient gothic dreamlands that are equal parts shoegaze pop and surrealist soundscapes.

Where Penelope One explored aspects of birth and rebirth and the power of the female body, and Penelope Two was centred around the acknowledgement of grief and how we carry our own stories of loss, Penelope Three is about healing the stories held in her body by surrendering to universal love. In it, Penelope explores her metamorphosis through tales of motherhood, the divine feminine, anxiety, healing powers and their spiritual connections through vocal loops, piano and guitar drenched in reverb, all underpinned by subterranean drones.

"I’m digging up the underworld with visual motifs, and a mystical, gothic darkness that symbolises my struggles"
Penelope Trappes

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Future Yard presents
Penelope Trappes
25th September 2021
75 Argyle Street
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