Penniless Cove perform gin soaked folk pop. Songs tangled in the city.
The band draw audiences into “an intricate and expansive soundscape” where playful melodies meet pensive lyrics. Treading the path between raw minimalism and lush production, their sound is all-embracing – “the clink of a Tanqueray bottle meets soaring harmonies, electronic textures and double bass.”
Penniless Cove (named after a cobbled street in the seaside town of Tenby) is the brainchild of Welsh singer and song-writer Phoebe Osborne. As a seasoned live act, the band has taken many forms since Phoebe studied classical piano and began composing as a teenager. Co-writing with her sister Chloe, they conjure up songs of debauchery, apathy, arguments and adventures spanning rural Wales and the big city.
Phoebe’s mischievous vocals and fiery piano playing are matched on stage by the dynamic musicianship of her band, featuring acoustic bass, drums, strings and vocal harmonies
Following their EP Out On A Roof (2012), the band in duo formation have returned from a successful tour of Germany (Nov-Dec 2015) and will release their first studio album Tipped Like Titanic in 2016. They are booking a limited number of festival shows.
“I was left speechless – her vocals are impeccable. Penniless Cove is one to watch”
Planet Music Review (2014)
“Full of dynamism, from soft whispering to loud thundering. Authentic, charming – a concert you won’t forget.” Rolf Engel, Ralf Besser Stiftung Bremen, December 2015
“Fans of Tori Amos, Katy Carr and Abi Wade and anyone with ears will love it.” For Folk’s Sake, 2015