Brighton Rocks #28 : Penelope Isles

We first approached Penelope Isles about doing a Brighton Rocks with us back in June but as we’ve been told my multiple people, they’re the hardest working band in town, so the post is only finally going up now. Their album Until The Tide Creeps In came out on Bella Union back in July and the band have been on tour pretty much all this year, most recently supporting the Flaming Lips and playing at British Sea Power’s Krankenhaus festival. Next week they kick off a headline worldwide tour, starting with Europe, then North America, then Europe again and back to the UK culminating in a headline gig at the Haunt on 11th December

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What’s the best thing about Brighton?
Hill Top Cafe. A regular stop for us on our way outa town!

Who are the your favourite local bands?
Holiday Ghosts, Squid, Lost Horizons, Toydrum, CIEL and Bess Atwell.

What’s the best venue?
It always changes but it’s The Hope And Ruin at the moment! The Dome is a beautiful venue.

What’s the best rehearsal space / studio?
They are all great! We did our last rehearsals at Oooch Tours.

What’s the best club?
80’s night at The Haunt.

What’s the best record shop?
Bella Union Vinyl Shop. It’s a hidden gem but worth finding it! 13 Ship Street, South Lanes.

Where’s the best places to eat?
Tlaloc. Best authentic Mexican food in the whole of East Sussex. It’s a pop up shop on Trafalgar St open Wed – Sun. only a small gaff but a very special vibe!

What’s the best pub?
The Prince Albert followed closely by The Robin Hood. But there are so many!

Who’s your favourite Brighton celebrity?
The Disco Bunny. Followed closely by Simon Raymonde.

When was the last time you had any Brighton Rock?
Never had it!!!

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