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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


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Parcels have dropped their jaunty new track, Comingback, full of infectious grooves to have you dancing around the house in lockdown.

Written by guitarist Jules Crommelin and recorded by the band in La Frette Studios, Paris, Parcels explore the feelings of loneliness and isolation a life on the road can bring, with Noah Hill taking the lead on the song.

"Comingback felt like one of the earliest new ideas floating around after finishing our debut album and yet the last song we managed to finish. For years you could hear these chords emanating from every piano Jules sat down at. We imagined the vast red desert of Australia, and played to this image in our minds as we rehearsed in a way of coping through lockdown while we yearned for our original home of Australia." the band share.

The release arrives alongside a superb visual, putting the Australian countryside on show as we journey across the land with the five-piece. Directed by Oliver Rose, he explains “We were in the middle of a three-week tour of the outback and had a long fun day shooting in surreal locations. With time against us we motored to the beautiful Kanku-Breakaways to catch the last light for the video. We drove around, shooting in the back of the van; the song and the speed and the sheer joy of the boys playing propelling us. The sun was setting and I was looking around this environment and looking back at the boys who were at the same time incredibly pumped but also exhausted. Plans went out the window. In the spur of the moment I threw them out of the van and just told them to play, little else. What ensued was one instinctive and silly take, full of mistakes and fun. After a year being inside, it felt good to run with our friends.”

The band adds, “The video was partly filmed on the traditional country of the Antakirinja Matuntjara Yankunytjatjara and Barkindji people.Parcels acknowledges the traditional owners of Country throughout Australia and pay their respects to elders past and present.”

The five-piece recently shared a special live performance visual of their track, Free. Filmed in Wilyakali, Australia, the clip highlights the small town, diverting attention to supporting local rural business. The Wilyakali or Wiljaali are an Australian aboriginal tribal group of the Darling River basin in Far West New South Wales, Australia. Their traditional lands centred on the towns of Broken Hill and Silverton and surrounding country.

Coming Back is out now! Watch the visual below.


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