Roman Candle Presents Penelope Isles

Saturday 27th November, 7.30PM.
£9 Adv.

Penelope Isles
St Mary's ~ A Creative Space

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Roman Candle is delighted to welcome Penelope Isles to St Mary's Creative Space, Chester. Special guest Holiday Ghosts and DITZ.

Saturday 27th November 2021, 7.30PM. Tickets £9 advance from Grey n Pink Records or See Tickets.


Like breaking open a rock to discover a crystal inside. Shimmering, intimate and beautifully destructive, this is the experience of Penelope Isles. Siblings Jack and Lily Wolter make music that reveals a curiosity and sensitivity to the world around them.

The four-piece band from Brighton via the Isle of Man have a sound that unfolds both dramatically and softly. Nostalgic, but undeniably new, Penelope Isles’ debut LP ‘Until The Tide Creeps In’ was released March 2019 on Bella Union Records. For the lovers of early Arcade Fire, Grandaddy and Mogwai.




Punk Slime Recordings are proud to present Holiday Ghosts and their self-titled debut album, which is due for release on September 22 on vinyl and digitally. Holiday Ghosts is based in Falmouth on the south coast of England and originally started out as the solo project of Sam Stacpoole of The Black Tambourines, with the rest of the line-up evolving since 2012.

Holiday Ghosts is now a full collaboration between Sam and girlfriend Katja Rackin, also featuring various members of The Red Cords, The Golden Dregs and William Weak, playing a stripped back and primitive style of rock n roll, with influences from acts such as Modern Lovers, The Clean, Violent Femmes and The Velvet Underground.

The debut LP Holiday Ghosts showcases a mix of tracks written by Sam Stacpoole, Katja Racking and Charlie Murphy (also of The Red Cords, Freak Genes, Murph & The Gazorpos). It was recorded over two years at Troubador Studio in Falmouth on 8 track quarter inch tape and also features Ben Woods on bass. The album steps away from today’s heavy, fuzzed out guitar riffs and drones, and instead shows a leaner, snappier and more playful sound.


DITZ are best known by their steadily-growing following for delivering accomplished shows full of substance and organic excitement. Influenced by the hardcore punk and noise rock of the 80s and 90s, the band are set sharply apart from their peers in the UK post-punk scene. As a result, their music is taut and erratic, melodic and urgent, but always with an acute sense of dynamics. Vast arrays of guitar effects infuse their punk sound with a more experimental approach, which reaches its freeform apex at the end of the band's thrilling live sets.

Attracting the attention of the UK's independent press with features and praise coming from DIY, Loud & Quiet and So Young Magazine. As well as the media fuss, the band received plaudits from some of the UK's premier new punk bands, including Slaves and IDLES—the latter of whom’s frontman, Joe Talbot, spun the band on BBC6 Music alongside further support from Steve Lamacq.