Artist info

Genre

Dance, Electronic, Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Florence & The Machine, Lana Del Rey, Skye Ferreira, Ellie Goulding, Ella Eyres


band members

Penelope Austin - Lead Vocals, keys, percussion and guitar


Unearthed artists we like

Baro, Elizabeth Rose, owl eyes, Grace, SAFIA


Website

www.penelopeaustin.com

Bio

“Penelope Austin could very well be Australia’s answer to Lana Del Rey, with a voice and song style that had me madly googling her from the car park” – MUSICFEEDS

“…hype-worthy” – PILERATS

“Definitely one to keep an eye out for.” – PROJECT U

Penelope Austin was born in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales and moved to her spiritual home, New York City in 2006 with a guitar and a hundred and fifty dollars in her jeans.

Austin wrote her first song at fifteen with a guitar stolen from her high school.

It was the year her mother passed and the young singer went to America for the first time. Finding herself in the desolate and alien landscapes of Oklahoma, travel marked the years that followed and she continued to compose, her guitar rambling with her throughout the world and even backstage on tour with the Rolling Stones through South America.

A true nomad at heart, this ethereal sense of Other begins with her voice. Delicate and raw, vulnerable and passionate, Austin’s vocal stretches into an invented landscape populated by elemental images: fire, flames, clouds and water.

Austin has just put the finishing touches on her debut album, produced by long time collaborator and writing partner, Robert Conley. The album was mixed by award-winning and renowned UK mix engineer, Cenzo Townshend (Florence & The Machine, George Ezra, Snow Patrol), due for release late 2015.

Her intro single ‘Dynamite’ featuring up-and-coming rapper Baro stirred blog attention, with a bright, glittery video clip shot in LA introducing her natural swagger. ‘Trigger’ is the next taste of what’s to come, an addictive single written and shot in NYC with a seductive lyric that just keeps on coming…

ON ‘DYNAMITE’ FEAT. BARO

“...hypnotic” – CONFRONT MAGAZINE

“…a tight, feel good pop dance production with a catchy chorus that will leave you wanting more.” – STONEY ROADS

“...dreamy” – AUSPOP

“This collaboration creatively reshapes pop sensibility…. She is not afraid to experiment with the delicate nature of her voice, as she often exercises her versatile timbre to hold notes through a breathless arabesque. Her vocal range allows her to tap into an extensive spectrum of sounds, demonstrating her utmost musical capabilities. The catchy hooks and lighthearted lyrics of Dynamite create a magnetic slice of a feel good pop. ” – WICKEDD CHILDD

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

05 Mar 2015

Triple J
40

I am a six foot one, sixty five kilogram, painfully gangly white boy, and this track makes even me want to get up and dance. Watch out for my new signature move, the funky kangaroo.

I am a six foot one, sixty five kilogram, painfully gangly white boy, and this track makes even me want to get up and dance. Watch out for my new signature move, the funky kangaroo.

Review

Review of Dynamite Featuring Baro by Penelope Austin moosedog6

04 Aug 2015

40

Review

Review of Dynamite Featuring Baro by Penelope Austin moosedog6

30 Apr 2015

40