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Thursday 9 November 2017

PARCELS

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Please note this is 14+ show (all under 16's must be accompanied by an 18+ Adult)

The young Australians from Parcels have  released two tracks in 2016 – the languid Herefore (with remixes) and the groovy Anotherclock – and yet they are already being compared to « humanized Daft Punk [who] would decide to jam along with Steely Dan and Frank Ocean. » (JD Beauvallet, Les Inrocks magazine). 

Parcels are a funk-pop group from Byron Bay Australia conceived in mid 2014. Patrick Hetherington, Louie Swain, Noah Hill, Anatole Serret and Jules Crommelin forged a tight musical bond in the years previous, performing in an array of projects ranging from metal bands to folk ensembles. Thereafter the broad spectrum of the members’ influences and sensitivities jelled in a unique blend of contemporary electronica and matured funk disco, where wide synth soundscapes and an electronic rhythm section meet spirited guitars and five part vocal harmony. On stage, their live set is consistently energetic : a different, more organic spin on their tracks provides an electronic disco channeling the soulfulness of early Chic. Captivating, vital, and musically impressive.

 

The five piece formed during the final stretch of high school and spent the remainder of the year between bedroom studios and dimly lit garages, recording their first, self-produced EP. Shortly after a first EP release, well received in Australia and Europe, all five members left the sunny shores of their coastal hometown for Europe’s hub of musical inspiration, Berlin. With a one way ticket, keyboards and minimal funds, the tedious task of relocation was undertaken. 

The bold action of moving to the other half of the world paid off as the quintet’s synth loaded funk caught the eye of ever curious label Kitsuné, who featured a Parcels tune on the 2015 edition of their famous Maison compilation series. Soon enough they met Gildas Loaëc, founder of Kitsuné, and were welcomed with open arms to the foxy family. Now officially signed to the Parisian label, firmly footed in Berlin and experiencing an increase in momentum, Parcels are honing their sound, this time in small urban flats much to the distress of unhappy neighbors. 

In 2016 Parcels are set to take off. The new single, Myenemy, is a punchy dance song driven by a crunchy funk bass line and strong vocal harmonies. Despite the personal struggle highlighted in the lyrics (‘I would have never thought I’d be, my enemy’) the groove stands confident and energetic, throwing references to classic disco with a modern tone. Subtle instrumentals and production wash in and out giving a unique sparkle to the song, over which Parcels’ signature five men vocal wall sits comfortably and in control. 

Myenemy is an indication of what is to come from Parcels. A more defined sound with a fine tuned production and ever growing musical subtlety.

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