Single Review – Parcels – Older

The Berlin via Byron Bay quintet that makes up Parcels are to release their new EP Hideout on January 27th and have released a third single taken from the extended play. ‘Older’ still retains the Euro-Disco sounds of the previous singles, but the crackling production and loose riffs are set to a Indie jolt led by the percussion and brought home by the back and forth, airy pop vocals. It is an upbeat and infectious track, but sees them loose a bit of their novelty to pursue a TDCC type sound, though delivered better nonetheless. Hopefully they can go back to shamelessly pursuing Disco or perhaps drop us a surprise in the future.

Owen Riddle 

Single Review – Parcels – Gamesofluck

 Parcels are an Australian five piece from Byron Bay, made up of five high school friends who decided to set up shop in Berlin to pursue their Disco sound. Clearly trying to gain perspective from the career of a certain Mr. Giorgio Moroder; the influence for Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories in 2013. Parcels are definitely honing that German Disco sound and are doing so perhaps a little more faithfully than Daft Punk did. Their new single ‘Gamesofluck’ is the perfect example of this with the shimmering pools of electronica and loose Niles Rodgers riffs with the steady hit behind it all screams Disco. Though it is nothing new, the delivery and arrangement all add to the smooth presentation and so making the track cool and sharp as opposed to cringeworthy. A neat little track from a neat little group that wear their influences on their sleeves.

Owen Riddle