A VENUE in Penryn is hosting what organisers describe as a "very unofficial Boardmasters replacement show".

Sorbet Dramas - an anagram of the ill-fated Newquay event, takes place tonight and tomorrow at The Fish Factory Arts Space.

Many artists due to play at the Boardmasters Festival will play an impromptu festival at the Commercial Road venue.

Fish Factory director Rose Hatcher said: “We know some of the organisers and agreed to support them, tickets will be £5 to help them recoup some of their costs, many of the Cornish bands will play today and Red Van Records will bring a selection of artists on Saturday.”

Acts so far are Splash Addict, Hockeysmith and the magnificently named Petra Dish and the Nicotine Tingles.

On Saturday, Penelope Isles with be joined by Milo Gore + L I P S,  with doors  opening at 7pm.     

Hailing from the Isle of Man via Brighton, Penelope Isles is the collaboration of brother and sister Jack and Lily Wolter.  The band mix waves of ambient delays and fuzz guitar noise, sonic dynamics and melodic pop hooks entwined with  girl-boy harmonies.

Their self-produced home recordings portray an honest lo-fi approach when capturing their own  music.

Their live set is hypnotic, captivating and moving, smeared with glistening psych, dreamlike chimes, and potency  that will transfix and satisfy. Penelope Isles have consistently toured the UK/Europe off their own backs (Wavey Head  Bookings) working with some of the best promoters in the UK (Bird On The Wire, Parallel Lines & Melting Vinyl).

As well  as selling out shows both in Brighton and London, the band has opened for The Magic Numbers, Lost Horizons, Walter TV, Airwaves and British Sea Power.    

Milo Gore are a five piece collective from Cornwall. The band have their debut album dropping early 2020  having recently been recorded through Red Van Records.

After establishing the band whilst at university, Milo Gore have since generated an outstandingly dedicated following, pushing plays above 145,000 on spotify. Their debut EP’s  Watch The Tide & Too Much Too Soon can be heard on all major digital retailers. Bursting with personality and raw  lyricism, MILO GORE describe themselves as ‘rough around the edges, but forever powerful and genuine’.    

Indie and Jangle pop band L I P S are a four-piece from the south west. Teetering on the edge of woozy shoegaze and  understated dream-pop, they balance it all out with pinpoint songwriting, moving live shows and a consistently keen eye  for aesthetics.

Debut single 'Apartment' reached over 150k streams, strong support from BBC Introducing and Radio 6  plays shortly after release.  

L I P S followed this up with a self-titled EP released with Chicago’s newly reformed Sunday  Records in which it received endless attention from blogs, podcasts, radio shows and press across the world. ‘Soaring,  summer-y melodic magic that infuses shimmering pop vocal hooks with an engrossing rock arsenal’ – Obscure Sound.     

Tickets for the Penryn show will be priced at £10 and can be found from  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/penelope-islesmilo-gorelips-fish-factory-tickets-68490832925​.  
 Rose added: “The list of artists grow by the hour so keep tabs with it on our facebook events page or call 01326 618823.