Tour: Parades release new single and announce east coast show dates
Sydney art-rockers Parades will be touring the east coast of Australia next month and have a new single “Water Stories” avaiable to download.
Parades’ debut album ‘Foreign Tapes’ was a bona fide slow burner in 2010, receiving huge acclaim since its release in April as an “awe inspiring and genuinely heartfelt” approach to Australian music. The summer months have brought award nominations for ‘Best Music Video’ by Triple j and ‘Record of the Year’ by SMAC, with Foreign Tapes also reaching No. 2 on the Mess+Noise Critics Poll for Best Australian Releases of 2010.
And now, Tim Jenkins, Jonathan Boulet, Michael Scarpin and Dan Cunningham follow their critically-hailed debut with new single “Water Stories”. The song is a burst of frenetic beats and ethereal vocals, stretched over a glacial undercurrent of pulsing samples. That signature eclecticism is woven tightly between rhythm and ambience, offering an ambiguous wide angle on their sophomore material to come later in 2011.
“Water Stories” is available to download from the band’s website.
After an amazing start to the year with Beach House, Cold War Kids, Two Door Cinema Club supports and Sydney Big Day Out appearances, Parades will tour ‘Water Stories’ in April alongside Brisbane’s Little Scout.
Parades April 2011 East Coast tour
Wollongong: Thursday 7 April @ The Harp Hotel
Sydney: Friday April 8 @ The Gaelic Club
Brisbane: Saturday April 9 @ Woodland Bar
Ballarat: Thursday April 14 @ The Karova Lounge
Melbourne: Friday April 15 @ Northcote Social Club
Adelaide: Saturday April 16 @ Jive Bar
‘Foreign Tapes’ is out now on Dot Dash / Remote Control