Penelope Austin is from the Southern Highlands of NSW, and wrote her first song at the age of 15 on a guitar that she taught herself to play. She moved to New York at the age of 18 and travel marked the years that followed as Austin continued to compose, her guitar rambling with her through South America, Africa, Indonesia and even back stage on tour with the Rolling Stones on an adventure stumbled upon by a chance encounter with Keith Richard's daughter. In 2012 Penelope Austin headed home to write and record her debut EP, The Beautiful Dark. There is an ethereal sense about her that begins with her voice, at times delicate and other times raw, and then stretches into an invented landscape populated by Austin's elemental images. A video for the first single, 'Smoke Into Flames' has been shot in the long abandoned Californian town of Salton Sea. The DOP was Ben Sullivan with renowned street stylist, Imogene Barron onboard for her first outing as the video's Director.