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Parcels are an Australian electropop band composed of Louie Swain (keyboards), Patrick Hetherington (keyboards), Noah Hill (bass), Anatole "Toto" Serret (drums), and Jules Crommelin (guitar).[1] The band formed in 2014 while at high school in Byron Bay, Australia, and are now based in Berlin, Germany.[2][3]

Parcels
A band in performance, two keyboard players a guitarist and a bassist visible, all singing. A drumkit is visible behind but the drummer is obscured.
Parcels performing at the Way Back When Festival 2016 in Dortmund
Background information
OriginByron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Genres
Years active2014–present
LabelsKitsuné
Associated acts
Websitehttp://www.parcelsmusic.com/
Members
  • Louie Swain
  • Patrick Hetherington
  • Noah Hill
  • Anatole "Toto" Serret
  • Jules Crommelin

Parcels are signed to the French label Kitsuné.[4] Their single "Overnight", released on 21 June 2017, was produced by Daft Punk, who heard them at their first performance in France.[3][5][6] Daft Punk invited the five piece to their Los Angeles studio and requested to hear some demo tracks that they'd been working on. The French duo were inspired by "Overnight", so they proceeded to work towards recording and releasing it with Parcels.[7] In an interview on the process, Parcel's keyboardist Patrick Hetherington said that "First we spent seven days in the studio with them, every day from 12 midday up until 4 in the morning, literally working on it overnight."[8]

The band's first EP, "Clockscared", was released on 2 March 2015 while they were starting out in electronic music.[9] Their second EP, "Hideout", was released on 27 January 2017 and was entirely computer-produced.[10][1][3][11]

Their sound has since been described as having "an unmistakeable penchant for the 70s [...] fusing together the old and the new".[3] They describe themselves as "sort of a blend between electro-pop and disco-soul".[2]

On 25 June 2017 they performed at the Glastonbury Festival, at the Silver Hayes Pussy Parlure.[12] Their first appearance on US television was performing "Overnight" on Conan in September 2017.[13] On 8 January 2018, they were interviewed and performed "Overnight", "Anotherclock", and "Older" live on BBC Radio 1.[14] On 20 September 2018, they performed "Lightenup" live on Neo Magazin Royale.[15]

On 27 April 2018, the band released the single "Tieduprightnow".[16] On 13 July 2018, they released the single "Bemyself".[17] On 6 September 2018, they released the single "Lightenup". All three singles were released ahead of their self-titled debut album, which was released on 12 October 2018.[18] Tracks "Tieduprightnow", "Lightenup", "Withorwithout", and "Tape" were accompanied by music videos.

DiscographyEdit

Studio albums
Name Year
Parcels[19] 2018
Extended plays
Name Year
Clockscared EP[20] 2015
Hideout[21] 2017

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Lester, Paul (6 February 2017). "New band of the week: Parcels (No 138) – rapturous retro-pop and studio slickness". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b Pentelow, Orla (9 May 2017). "Boyeurism: Parcels". Vogue. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d Kristobak, Ryan (22 June 2017). "Who Is Parcels, the Australian Band Daft Punk Just Randomly Co-Signed?". The Culture Trip. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  4. ^ Shackleford, Tom (21 June 2017). "Daft Punk team up with Australian group Parcels for new single 'Overnight'". AXS. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  5. ^ Smith, Thomas (21 June 2017). "Parcels discuss their Daft Punk-produced new single 'Overnight' - NME". NME. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  6. ^ Meadow, Matthew (20 June 2017). "NEW TRACK CO-PRODUCED BY DAFT PUNK DROPS". NME. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  7. ^ Newstead, Al (14 September 2017). "This is what it's like to work with Daft Punk, Parcels talk 'Overnight'". Triple J. Triple J. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  8. ^ Newstead, Al (14 September 2017). "This is what it's like to work with Daft Punk, Parcels talk 'Overnight'". Triple J. Triple J. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  9. ^ "ROAR Music Review: Parcels". 2 March 2015. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Hideout - EP". 27 January 2017. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  11. ^ Lunnon, Annabel; Rosslee, Mariah (12 August 2016). "New Noise: Parcels". Wonderland Magazine. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  12. ^ "Glastonbury Festival Line-up 2017". www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  13. ^ "Watch Ex-Byron Band Parcels Make Their US TV Debut On 'Conan'". TheMusic.com.au. 14 September 2017. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  14. ^ "Parcels in session at Maida Vale". Huw Stephens. BBC Radio 1. 8 January 2018. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  15. ^ "Parcels feat. RTO-Ehrenfeld". ZDF. 20 September 2018. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  16. ^ "Parcels - "Tieduprightnow" Video". www.stereogum.com. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  17. ^ "Parcels Debut New Single from Their Forthcoming Debut Album". www.pastemagazine.com. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  18. ^ "PARCELS CONFIRM DETAILS OF DEBUT ALBUM AND SHARE 'LIGHTENUP'". www.diymag.com. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
  19. ^ "Parcels - Parcels". Discogs. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  20. ^ "Clockscared EP". Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  21. ^ "Hideout". Retrieved 8 September 2018.

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