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Parcels – ‘Parcels’ album review

Parcels
How many albums these days finish with a credit sequence? By our recollection – very few. You’re unlikely to see Drake  or Migos shouting out every producer and writer on their gigantic albums, while your average, self-serious indie band likely dare not even broach the concept. It seems, though, a fitting way for disco dudes Parcels to close their self-titled...

Melt Festival Day 3: the xx celebrate Pride as they close German weekender

“How are you doing Melt Festival?” asks Parcels's ‘tache-sporting  guitarist Jules  Crommelin, as Sunday (July 15)  of the German music festival heats up. “Are you literally melting?," he says, like a man born to pun. "Because I am.”  Looking like they’ve strode off the set of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights, the Byron Bay-hailing five-piece - who now live...

Bergenfest 2018 – intimate but epic, in a world of its own

“Could this be any more melodramatic?” drawls Father John Misty as the rain hammers down from the heavens - gazing out over the heads of soaked but dedicated fans towards the blackened clouds crawling across the Norwegian North Sea sky to envelop the Bergen mountains. Yeah, it’s pretty intense; and Sir Joshua Tillman isn’t even laying it on as...