PÆRISH will release their debut album Semi Finalists on December 2nd via their own label 14 Bowels of Cereal. The 4-piece Parisian band which combines The Pixies with pre-grunge such as Dinosaur Jr, shoegaze such as My Bloody Valentine and math-rock such as Biffy Clyro unleashed big with their new single Undone already amassing 3.3 million plays on Spotify and their second single Party’s Over Biff landing on 16 New Music Radio playlists around the world. Their debut single also received debut airplay on KNDD/Seattle a radio station known for breaking acts such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden.
The band have lyrical themes on the new album of; family and friends, sadness and acceptance, wanting to fit in and trying to find your place in the world. PÆRISH have also received spots supporting some huge bands from the scene including; No Devotion, The Fall Of Troy and We Were Promised Jetpacks.
Make sure to catch the band this November when they tour the UK with Silversun PickUps tour dates are below:
Oct 25 La Maroquinerie – Paris, France
Oct 26 Het Depot – Leuven, Belgium
Oct 29 Jovel – Münster, Germany
Oct 31 Pumpehuset – Copenhagen, Denmark
Nov 01 Columbiatheatre – Berlin, Germany
Nov 03 Flex – Vienna, Austria
Nov 04 Theatrefabrik – Munich, Germany Nov 06 Wardrobe – Leeds, United Kingdom
Nov 07 Institute 2 – Digbeth, United Kingdom
Nov 08 Club Academy – Manchester, United Kingdom
Nov 09 Electric Ballroom – London, United Kingdom
Nov 10 Thekla – Bristol, United Kingdom
The band have also announced they will come to the UK some point in 2017 as part of their own headlining tour. Dates for this TBA.
With some heightened shoegaze and indie rock, Newmoon aim to make headway with their debut record ‘Space’. Every band with a debut record has a chance to show why they should become the next talked about artist of their genre and with this record it will definitely garner some attention in their field.
If you look at the genre of shoegaze from its broad perspective, is that its a subgenre of indie rock and alternative rock, which you get those strong influences in this album from top to bottom. With the first song being the first single, ‘Helium’ invokes a lot of the trippy style elements from prog rock/psychedelic rock as well, especially with the vocals. Whilst the vocalist sounds somewhat bored of his own lyrical content, the songs on this record work really well with that vocal style. That point is exemplified with ‘Skin’ as the verses go on a slower softer route which lets you hear their trance-like tones within their singing.
Whilst nearly all the tracks are long, it really helps with their style of post-punk feeling due to how other-worldly their instrumentation is. The first few tracks follow the same music structure but as it progresses, their chances to experiment and produce something to please your senses. The slow tempos intertwined with the bombastic distortion on the guitars are something enjoyable and even add to the melodies that are given their own time to shine. ‘One Thousand’ does this in spades being the longest song on the record.
For their debut record, they’ve come out swinging and whilst it might not be the cult classic that will always be with certain bands, they’ve set themselves a bar to reach for their next musical endeavour. It might not be the A* you come across, but the record still brings something to enjoy.
Released: 14th October 2016 For Fans Of: Silversun Pickups / Explosions In The Sky Label: PIAS