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ALBUM REVIEW: Parcels en route to fame

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Band Parcels.
Band Parcels.

Parcels (self-titled): Out October 12

Describing their sound as having "an unmistakeable penchant for the 70s," Parcels create a unique sound by combining electro-pop and disco-soul, this is ever more noticeable in their upcoming, self-titled debut album.

The Berlin-based five piece, formed in 2014 and, after being noticed by Daft Punk, are now signed to the French label, Kitsuné.

Whereas their first EPs, Clockscared and Hideout were primarily electronic based, focusing on more on the Electro-pop and disco elements of their music, this new full-length album takes a slightly different, yet familiar-sounding, direction incorporating drum kits, guitars and even flutes.

Stand out track, "Comedown," instantly established the overall tone of the album, the upbeat blend of guitars and synthesisers create an almost bright, summer day feel, perfect for winter.

Parcels have announced the release date of their self-titled albums.
Parcels have announced the release date of their self-titled albums.

Other tracks like "Lightenup," display their inspiring instrumentation featuring guitar licks reminiscent of "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk. Their debut album tour begins October 17 in San Francisco and they will be travelling to the UK on November 5.

Tickets are available on their website along with album pre-orders for CDs, vinyl and digital editions of their new album.

Reviewed by Patrick Walsh

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