First Listen: Penelope Trappes – Connector


Following her debut LP which came out last year on Optimo Music, London-based Antipodean vocalist/musician/soundscaper (and one half of The Golden Filter) Penelope Trappes lands on Houndstooth next month with her second album, simply titled Penelope Two.

Built around field recordings, guitars, synth drones, piano and tons of reverb, these compositions draw influence from the likes of Grouper, This Mortal Coil and Angelo Badalamenti, while also managing to sound like little else out there. Trappes has dedicated the album to "two dear friends, who lost very close loved ones" in 2017, and this sense of recovery tinged with pain reverberates throughout.

We've got the first listen of 'Connector', which overwhelms with its combination of scorched earth sonics and Trappes' warm, ethereal voice. Stream it below:

Penelope Two is out 26th October via Houndstooth, pre-order it here.