20 May 2015

Sydney artist Penelope Austin releases single and video for Trigger

Sydney Penelope Austin single and video Trigger

Sydney artist Penelope Austin releases single and video for Trigger

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 and 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…

The video for ‘Trigger’ was shot with a low budget in NYC directed by A-list commercial and video director, Caitlin Felton and edited by her husband, Whitehouse post editor, Barney Miller. Caitlin is a renowned TV commercial director, who started her career as a director for MTV in New York.  Barney is  an MTV award nominated director and editor. Barney has worked on videos for artists and directors as far ranging as Kanye West, Fat Boy Slim, Elvis Costello and The Yeah Yeah Yeahs.  

Following the release of her single Dynamite featuring Baro, Penelope Austin was invited to showcase at the 2015 APRA Music Awards where she performed on stage with Thief and M-Phazes, covering Kasey Chambers and Bernard Fanning’s ‘Bittersweet’ to critical acclaim. 

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