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Aussie Electro-Pop Band Parcels Rock The Metro Theatre

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Since the release of their first studio album in 2018 aptly titled Parcels to match their band name, these guys have surged in popularity. Having formed in 2014 whilst still at high school, Parcels originate from the quiet suburban town of Byron Bay. Today, the band is now based in Berlin, Germany.

The band consists of five members: Louise Swain and Patrick Hetherington both on keyboard, Noah Hill on bass, Anatole Serret on Drums and Jules Crommelin on guitar. Having made the transition to Europe, the band has spent the past five years playing across European countries.

One of their biggest achievements came in 2017 when this five-piece band collaborated with Daft Punk for their hit single ‘Overnight.’ Later that year in June, they performed at England’s huge Glastonbury Festival. Their first television appearance came in September of that same year when they were invited to perform on the American late-night talk show ‘Conan’ hosted by Conan O’Brien. Since then, the band has even participated in television interviews in France.


The band’s musical style is best described using a fresh blend from the past with their songs easily mixing in the vibe of the 70s. Notable bands that draw a comparison include Fleetwood Mac, Steely Dan, and The Beach Boys.

The genre for their music has been categorised as a mix between electro-pop and disco soul. The band cites playing a series of different genres of music before writing their own songs as a reason for such a unique sound. Currently, the band is signed to the French record label Kitsune.

As part of their warm-up tour, and return to Australia, Parcels played to a sell-out Sydney crowd of in the Metro theatre, just by Town Hall on George Street. Following their final rendition, the crowd ecstatically cheered for an encore which the band doesn’t usually play to which the band politely obliged and sung a riveting a-Capella. Songs from their concert include many of the well-known hits from their debut album such as Comedown, Lightenup, Withorwithout, Tape, Tieduprightnow, Bemyself and of course, Overnight.


Perhaps the best feature of their songs is the way the music blends together magically. Parcels know when to ramp the audience up and when to soothe them with a slower tune. On stage, their musical performance is brilliant with high energy dancing. The band has always emphasized fashion maintaining a smart classic look with tucked-in shirts and long flowing hair. To supplement the fandom of enthusiasts, Parcels have developed a Parcels Pop Up Shop in which t-shirts and other memorabilia items may be purchased.

Whilst touring Australia, Parcels will also participate in the 2019/2020 Falls Music and Arts Festival in Byron Bay. Many of the band members enjoy playing golf and have taken this opportunity to travel to the outer shire regions to the town of Mullumbimby.

It is likely that Parcels will continue to collaborate with other artists just like that have done in the past. The best indication of this is in their credit song with the Germany rapper Dean Dawson.

Throughout each of their concerts, Parcels has been supporting local musicians. Their Metro Theatre pre-concert performance featured the Aussie band Gauci which fuse together similar elemental styles whilst maintaining very hip and new age.

According to chill out radio station, most music fans have likely never seen Daft Punk live before. Parcels are as close as you can get. The atmosphere they create is electric. For an Aussie band, they have maintained their roots and continue to listen to many of the classic tunes that have inspired them to this day.

Hi, my name is Erick Ycaza. I have a BA in Advertising & Graphic Design. This blog is to provide you with daily music news and share my personal style.

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Pop This On Your Headphones, “Sorry Wrong Person” By Matilde Girasole

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“Sorry Wrong Person”
will get stuck in your head due to its captivating nature. Hailing from Italy, Matilde Girasole continues to impress listeners with her extraordinary vocals. Of course, her previous single “Cup of Tea” deserves massive applause, and luckily this one follows the same line. So, do yourself a favor, and stream in full this new jam right here.

It’s worth mentioning, you’ll get a rush of emotions while she reaches the singalong chorus. Literally, it’s amazing the way she portrays her self-confidence through the introspective lyrics of “Sorry Wrong Person.” In addition, the booming bass along with her usual modern Electro-Pop melodies could get you dancing in your seat. Make sure to keep an eye on Matilde’s socials as she will release soon her next cut “Doorbell” on January 29th, 2021.

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Too Much Botox? Watch The Weeknd’s Shocking Video “Save Your Tears”

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Beyond doubt, some cosmetic procedures can improve your looks. However, too much Botox can disfigure your face. That’s probably the case of Abel Tesfaye aka The Weeknd who reappears in his new music video with a shocking appearance. The latest single he is promoting with this clip is called “Save Your Tears, another singalong anthem featuring epic synths. Some of his fans believe this is a response to the Grammys, taking into account the artist’s discontent.

Last November, the 30-year-old singer claimed on Twitter that the awards show is corrupted. With this in mind, it is public knowledge that he wasn’t nominated, but I also think this is kinda suspicious because his recent Electro-Pop tunes are pretty addictive (In Your Eyes, Blinding Lights). Anyway, feel free to interpret the visuals below as you wish. Likewise, if you want to find out why too much Botox looks bad, watch this video.

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THE GRIND THEORY, A Humanoid From 2058 Releases “Heartbeat”

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If you have ever wonder how music will sound in the future, the answer is THE GRIND THEORY. Dead at birth and cloned in 2058, this ingenious humanoid showcases his artistic talent on the comeback single “Heartbeat. Following a five-year hiatus, at present, he shows no signs of stopping. What’s more, “Heartbeat” features an extra layer of futuristic synths and a rockish feel to it. Unlike what most people believe about cyborgs and their unemotional and cold nature, THE GRIND THEORY proves the contrary as there’s an overflow of feelings once you hear the stunning vocals.

You will notice a blend of influences that range from Power Glove, Peter Gabriel, Don Henley to Prince, Phil Collins, Depeche Mode, Erasure, George Michael, Pet Shop Boys, plus more! Whether you’re listening with headphones or not, the penetrating synth lines and the electrified rhythm feel like pounding through your chest. For one reason or another, his cutting-edge sound leaves everyone craving for more.

On a side project, THE GRIND THEORY has composed scores for movies such as Streets of Vengeance (2016), The Hotel Of Dark and Nasty Things (2015), and Slashlorette Party coming out soon in 2021.

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