RELEASE THEIR NEW ALBUM ‘LIVE VOL. 2’
THE ANTICIPATED 12 TRACK RECORD INCLUDES 5 BRAND NEW SONGS
RECORDED LIVE BY THE BAND IN A CLUB IN PARIS
OUT NOW DIGITALLY AND ON VINYL VIA BECAUSE MUSIC
“The aussie group continue to break new ground” – Rolling Stone UK
“Parcels have recorded the album they were destined to make…the ravey monster we’d been waiting for” – NME
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Parcels have today released their new album ‘Live Vol. 2’. Out now via Because Music, it is available digitally and on 180gsm double vinyl.
‘Live Vol. 2′ consists of twelve tracks, all recorded live by the band at a secret gig in Paris last year. Of those twelve tracks, 5 brand new & unreleased songs are included. The album follows on from Parcels’ previous live album, ‘Live Vol. 1,’ released in 2020 and a fan favourite for its display of the band’s distinguished musicianship and one-take performance.
But ‘Live Vol. 2’ sees the 5-piece – from Australia but based in Berlin – explore a new, club-inspired direction and sound, first trialed at their live shows last year.
Of the process behind recording and producing the album, Patrick Hetherington of the band says:
“We were less purist than we have been in the past. We edited the songs down here and there, took some of them out completely. We produced and mixed more actively, shooting for some sort of live/dance/studio hybrid. At the same time we strived to maintain the spontaneity, the little moments of improvised playfulness, a few sweet mistakes, and hopefully we captured something close to what it really felt like in that club on that strange evening.”
Tracklisting for ‘Live Vol. 2’ by Parcels is as follows:
Shadow – from Le Palace, Paris
LordHennessy – from Le Palace, Paris
Ascend – from Le Palace, Paris
Recast – from Le Palace, Paris
Reflex – from Le Palace, Paris
Iknowhowyoufeel – from Le Palace, Paris
Gamesofluck – from Le Palace, Paris
Thefear – from Le Palace, Paris
Transcend – from Le Palace, Paris
Entrance – from Le Palace, Paris
Lightenup – from Le Palace, Paris
React – from Le Palace, Paris
Originally formed in Byron Bay, Australia back in 2014, Parcels are presently based in Berlin, Germany, and the band’s lineup is keyboardist Louie Swain, keyboardist/guitarist Patrick Hetherington, bassist Noah Hill, drummer Anatole “Toto” Serret, and guitarist Jules Crommelin.
The band released their debut, self-titled album in 2018 to widespread critical acclaim, with NME dubbing it “cheeky, timeless, and devilishly catchy” in their 5-star review. Parcels’ second studio album Day/Night is an ambitious record made up of two self-contained albums. The record was praised by the likes of Rolling Stone UK: “a brilliantly accomplished, genre-spanning record” and Gigwise who proclaimed it “a career-defining record.”
Parcels are a formidable unit as a live band, and completed their biggest tour to date last year, performing at sold-out headline shows and festivals across the globe including Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and New York’s SummerStage in Central Park. The band’s most recent shows in the UK were hailed “a dextrous show of live prowess” in NME’s 5-star review of their Islington Academy Show, adding: “you simply have to see this band live.”
All this is evident in ‘Live Vol. 2,’ the new album by Parcels – available now via Because Music.
Alongside the release, Parcels have also announced an iconic US show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and their first-ever Asia Tour which will see the band perform in Thailand, Japan, South Korea, The Philippines, China, and Taiwan in March 2024.
Date – Venue, City, Country
March 1 – Pelupo Festival, Pattaya, Thailand
March 5 – Club Quattro, Tokyo, Japan
March 7 – Yes24 Live Hall, Seoul, South Korea
March 9 – Wanderland Music & Arts Festival, Manila, The Philippines
March 13 – Kitec Musizone, Hong Kong, China
March 15 – Legacy, Taipei, Taiwan
June 17 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, CO
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