Get In Her Ears w/ Penelope Trappes 29.10.20

Kate was back in the Hoxton Radio studio this week playing loads of new music from women & non-binary artists, with a few Halloween themed tracks sprinkled throughout the playlist.

She also caught up with electronic artist Penelope Trappes to talk about her latest EP Eel Drip, how she’s been staying creative during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic & her love for Patti Smith.

Listen back:

Tracklist
X-Ray Spex – Warrior In Woolworths
Nina Simone – I Put A Spell On You
Two Tribes – Cruel Sensuality
Calva Louise – Trial
coral – i just want you cos you’re gone
Shoulder Season – This Town
Serena Isioma – King
Baby Rose – Show You
Deb Never & Kenny Beats – Stone Cold
Tired Lion – ~Cya Later~
Arlo Parks – Green Eyes
Daze – Fool For U
Lucie Guillaume – Still Around
Rihanna – Disturbia
Bitch Falcon – Martyr
Penelope Trappes – Eel Drip
**Penelope Trappes Interview**
Lesley Gore – You Don’t Own Me
Raelle – Sundown
Eckoes – The Light
Divide & Dissolve – We Are Really Worried About You
Kat Duma – System
Landshapes – Drama
Scarlet – Bring Me Down
Tokky Horror – Sleeper
Nova Twins – Lose Your Head
Zilched – Sixteen
Lady Gaga – Monster

Track Of The Day: Penelope Trappes – ‘Eel Drip’

A goose bump inducing, emotionally charged electronic soundscape, London-based, Australian-born musician Penelope Trappes has shared her latest single ‘Eel Drip’. Taken from her upcoming EP of the same name, which is set for release on 23rd October via Houndstooth, the track is a dark, delicate rumination on accepting the inevitability that our lives will all be touched by death at some point.

“‘Eel Drip’ Is about honouring the dead, the passing of lives within you and beyond you,” Trappes explains. “It’s about physical or emotional change, acknowledging fears, and being true to yourself… reaching your full potential.” Through her use of arpeggiated electronics and her beguiling vocals, Trappes extrapolates on these themes and invites her listeners to experience the comfort and the catharsis that comes with this acceptance.

The track is accompanied by a beautiful video directed by Agnes Haus, and inspired by artist Francesca Woodman’s 1970s series of nude self-portraits with Eels. Trappes reflects on what the visuals mean to her: “In the process of changing and shedding past notions of myself, there is another world between the past and the future. An eternal state, unknown, warped, slippery, free. Submitting to change, dying… being reborn.”

Watch the video for ‘Eel Drip’ below and follow Penelope Trappes on bandcamp, Spotify, Instagram and Facebook for more updates.

Photo credit: Agnes Haus

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut