Sunday, 11 November 2012

The Penelopes - Now Now Now

Single review by KevW


The Human League aren't really a band I've thought about much in the last few years. They may still be making records, and these may be very good, but for whatever reason they've passed me by. Time seems to have been kind to them, with their brand of synth-pop being lauded by the recent revivalists, making them maybe more appreciated than they were at the time. There's clearly still an interest in the Sheffield mob, as they're about to head out on a fairly substantial UK tour, and the band they've chosen to take along for the ride sound like the perfect accompaniment to their retro electro stylings.

The Penelopes will no doubt consider these support slots a great honour, and indeed they should. Their own sound is clearly influenced by The Human League and bands of that ilk, as well as taking in aspects of more modern pop. They may have formed in Paris but have now set up camp in London (useful with a UK tour approaching) and new single 'Now Now Now' is a thoroughly likable pop song. They've got some way to go to match some of the big hitters their tour buddies have in their arsenal, but with a knack for a pop hook and the production knowhow to get the best out of their songs it's not entirely out of the question that they'll soon be producing classics of their own.



The Penelopes' website

'Now Now Now' is due out on December 10th

Catch them live:

Fri 23rd Nov  The Human League + The Penelopes, Brighton Dome
Sat 24th Nov  The Human League + The Penelopes, Bournemouth International Centre (BIC
Sun 25th Nov  The Human League + The Penelopes,Cambridge Corn Exchange
Mon 26th Nov  The Human League + The Penelopes, Royal Albert Hall (RAH) London
Wed 28th Nov  The Human League + The Penelopes, Colston Hall Bristol
Fri 30th Nov  The Human League + The Penelopes, The Royal Centre Nottingham
Sat 1st Dec  The Human League + The Penelopes, Victoria Theatre Halifax
Sun 2nd Dec  The Human League + The Penelopes, Civic Hall Wolverhampton
Tue 4th Dec  The Human League + The Penelopes, Sheffield City Hall & Memorial Hall
Wed 5th Dec  The Human League + The Penelopes, O2 Academy Glasgow
Fri 7th Dec  The Human League + The Penelopes, Newcastle City Hall
Sat 8th Dec  The Human League + The Penelopes, O2 Apollo Manchester
Sun 9th Dec  The Human League + The Penelopes, The Engine Shed Lincoln
Mon 10th Dec  The Human League + The Penelopes, The Forum & The Attic (University Of Hertfordshire SU) Hatfield
Tue 11th Dec  The Human League + The Penelopes, UEA (University of East Anglia) Norwich





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