Parcels: The Aussie Band That's Bringing Disco Funk Tunes to Europe
Mix contemporary electro sounds with matured funk disco, synth pop, and 5 Aussie natives dressed straight outta the 70's, and you get the band Parcels.
Forming in high school in 2014 after agreeing on a musical direction, Parcels soon decided to move to the hub of Europe's dance music scene – Berlin. Here is where they eventually got signed to French Indie/electro dance label Kitsuné. What followed was a string of single EP's, and major success within Europe's festival and dance music scene. It's no wonder their music sounds like the perfect blend between SAFIA, Daft Punk and Fenech-Soler.
Now, after successfully merging with the French record label as well as having a hit collab (Overnight) with dance/electo heavyweights Daft Punk, Parcels is on the right track for making musical waves across continents.
Incorporating elements of retro-disco, 70's pop, and soul influences from the band Chic, their groovy tunes will definitely make you want to dance, no matter the era or the continent.
Parcels have also successfully managed to merge upbeat, danceable music with real-life emotional undertones that give depth to their songs. Their first EP, Herefore explored the theme of time and change, while their sophomore EP, Hideout encompassed ones inner thoughts and struggles when all seems fine on the outside. Pretty deep stuff to groove to, right? But it works.
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Perhaps most notable of the Aussie band's fusion with the European dance scene is their recent, much-coveted collaboration with Daft Punk, who produced their new single 'Overnight.' The French duo's production resume is shockingly slim despite being around for over two decades, so you know they aren't messing around.
In case you haven't noticed, we're all about getting inspired from cultures around the world, which is why we're especially big fans. So, check them out on your next voyage ( tour dates below) - and take our Paris-inspired frame with you to get you in the groove: