Hailing from Paris, The Penelopes are dynamic duo Axel Basquiat and Vincent T. Now living in London’s creative east, the pair are now in the city that live and breathes ‘Gloomy Indie’, a genre the pair fell in love with when living in the industrial suburbs of north Paris. Influenced by British bands such as The Cocteau Twins and New Order you would expect their own music to follow in the same footsteps, but happily, the band contradict their influences by creating this multi-layered, sparkly indie-pop.
Despite being hailed as 2007’s Best Discovery at the French Qwartz Electronic Music Awards the band felt that they didn’t really belong in the electronic music scene. “We felt more like a rock band using electronic tools” says Axel. So they up and decided to relocate to London, where all their new tracks were born with the help of desk-man du jour Dan Grech-Marguerat. (The Vaccines, Scissor Sisters)
Along The Penelopes’ journey, fashion designer Agnés B caught wind of the duo’s triumphs and has since become their mentor, designer and friend, traveling with them across the world, playing at fashion shows and introducing them to all the right people.
Regardless of how you take it, The Penelopes are born ▽▲▽▲DISCOGAZERS▽▲▽▲.