Australian bands have been killing it all over the world in 2022, and there is no greater example of this than Parcels. Originally formed in Byron Bay after the teenagers began playing together during their high school years, the band relocated to Berlin early in their career and are one of our finest success stories. Parcels has featured on a Daft Punk song, played iconic U.S late-night television shows such as Conan and James Cordon, as well as making festival appearances at Coachella, Glastonbury, and Lollapalloza.
If you’re unaware of Parcels but love the groovy sounds and vibes of the 70s, their recent performance at Abbey Road studios is a must-watch. The short but sweet set contains songs off their most recent album Day/Night that was released at the tail end end of 2021.
Live at Abbey Road Studios Tracklist
The opener for the Abbey Road live performance is five minutes of heaven. Catchy, upbeat and full of classic Parcels sounds such as funky guitar, technical bass lines and harmonising group vocals, this song sets the perfect scene for the rest of the performance.
One of the most popular songs off their Day/Night album, Famous is a tad more subdued instrumentally with guitarist/vocalist Jules Crommelin blessing us with his high register silky vocals.
Rounding out their Abbey Road live show is LordHenry. The classic sounds of a Fender Rhodes is all over this bop, along with bassist Noah Hill’s intricate runs. This track is one big jam that breaks down into a slower halftime section followed by group harmonising vocals to round out the song.
Want More Parcels?
Thankfully this isn’t the only well-produced live recording of the band. Check out their Live from Paris gig from earlier in 2022, as well as the sublime in-studio recording Parcels – Live Vol 1. Make sure to follow the band on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter so you don’t miss any of their upcoming announcements.
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