Parcels are a pop-electro group from Byron Bay Australia conceived in mid 2014. Patrick Hetherington, Louie Swain, Noah Hill, Anatole Serret and Jules Crommelin forged a tight musical bond in the years previous, performing in an array of projects ranging from metal bands to folk ensembles. Thereafter the broad range of members' influences and ideas met in a unique blend of contemporary electronica and matured funk disco, creating Parcels.
The five piece formed during their final year of high school and spent the remainder of the year between bedroom studios and dimly lit garages recording their first, self-produced release ‘Clockscared EP'. Wide synth soundscapes and an electronic rhythm section meet lively guitars and five part vocal harmony on the debut EP which was well received in Australia and Europe. Parcels is the first electronic music ever produced by its members, a change in their writing process. Yet even the first release holds polished production and crisp audio layering.
Shortly after the debut release all five members left their coastal Australian town for Europe’s hub of musical inspiration, Berlin. With a one way ticket, keyboards and minimal funds the gross task of relocation was undertaken. Two months later Parcels found themselves performing at some of Germany’s most renowned festivals - Fusion Festival, MS Dockville - while also traveling broadly for various shows. Their live set is consistently energetic. A different, more organic spin on their tracks provides an electronic disco party reminiscent of UK group, Jungle yet also resembling the soul of early Chic. Captivating, energetic, and musically impressive.
With a firm footing in Berlin and an increasing rise in momentum, Parcels are about to release their second "Herefore Remix" EP!