It’s probably the worst time to have a parade if you ask me… but that doesn’t matter. What does matter is that this band is going to be massive… and although I have to be nice… I actually mean it this time. Huge sounding anthemia with hooks the size of The Incredible Hulk’s whale fishing tackle, White Lies-esque surging synth driven poprock with the added bonus of Steve Sparrow’s vocals not inducing mild suicidal urges. Now enough of the ludicrous metaphors and pretentious comparisons… to the factmobile!
So… we got the chance to interview the band to see what they had to say about everything from “supporting” Kylie to their “widescreen, epic sound” as well as a whole load more interesting Morning Parade based anecdotes.
We also have the video to their current single “A&E” (plus some backstage footage) directed by Nabil who has directed Kanye, Will.i.am and Bruno Mars, their previous single video “Under the Stars” as well as live footage of them performing “Your Majesty“, “Pieces” and “Under the Stars“. Everything you need to get into to start loving and continue to love this band, I think you will agree.
As always with our exclusives you should… watch on VidZone, buy the single on the 27th of February, then the album, then go to one of the below live gigs to see it all in the flesh…
21 Feb – Audio – Brighton, UK (Headline)
22 Feb – The Cooler – Bristol, UK (Headline)
23 Feb – Bodega – Nottingham, UK (Headline)
24 Feb – Night and Day – Manchester, UK (Headline)
26 Feb – King Tut’s – Glasgow, UK (Headline)
27 Feb – Lancaster Library – Lancashire, UK (Headline)
28 Feb – Cockpit – Leeds, UK (Headline)
3 March – Banquet Records, New Slang – Kingston, UK (Headline)
4 March – Joiners Arms – Southampton, UK (Headline)
19 March – Proud2, O2 – London, UK
9 June – Scala – London, UK (Headline)
4 April – Paradiso OOR Party – Amsterdam, Holland
16 April – Live Music Hall supporting the Wombats – Cologne, Germany
17 April – Capital supporting the Wombats – Offenbach, Germany
21 April – Tonhalle supporting the Wombats – Munich, Germany
22 April – Gasometer supporting the Wombats – Vienna, Austria
23 April – Komplex supporting the Wombats – Zurich, Switzerland
24 April – Les Docks supporting the Wombats – Lausanne, Switzerland
26 April – Ossterpoort supporting the Wombats – Groningen, Netherlands
21 May – Apolo supporting the Wombats – Barcelona, Spain
22 May – Joy Esiava supporting the Wombats – Madrid, Spain
23 May – Trix supporting the Wombats – Antwerp, Belgium
25 May – Circolo Degli Artisti supporting the Wombats – Rome, Italy
26 May – Europa Vox Festival, Clemont – Ferrand, France
27 May – Les Inrocks @ Flesh D’Or – Paris, France (Headline)
I’m off to talk to everyone I know about Morning Parade!