Artists to Watch in 2018: Penelope Two-Five

Named after the warehouse of their conception plus a ‘chick’s name’, PENELOPE TWO-FIVE are the dance club duo bringing about innovative music change in Brisbane. Having just recently released their debut EP, Lost Tapes for Calvin, and performing at the 2017 Arcadia situated in Goomburra Valley, Queensland, the boys are proving that house, electronic and techno have a place against a band-dominated scene.

The duo consists of Cameron Lee and Shannon Maverick. Broadly, their music falls under electronic, more specifically it could be described as a mix of house, techno and acid. What’s so impressive about Penelope Two-Five, however, is that the actual genre they fall under is ambiguous. Not only does this result in the duo being pioneers within their field, it also means that they are, currently, the only ones in their field. With cool vocals encompassed by atmospheric production, the two working on an equal footing. Penelope Two-Five use heavy bass and reverberation to mimic the sounds of large, open spaces.

Their debut EP, Lost Tapes for Calvin, released late last month, is an A-grade example of their talents with 8-tracks that showcases the extent of their talents. It is an unofficial ode to the 90’s rave scene, a collection of non-binding genres presented in a derelict kind-of way.

We hope to be connoisseurs to the growing music scene in Brisbane, and by publishing content about groups such as Penelope Two-Five, we aim to support those challenging the popular music market. Penelope Two-Five‘s adoption and introduction of electronic club music is just the beginning of what is sure to be a prevalent and growing scene within Brisbane. With 2018 around the corner, and an already impressive list of accomplishments under their belt, this duo definitely deserve the title of Artists to Watch in the year to come.

WORDS BY JULIE FENWICK

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