Parcels: Live at the Corner
The Corner Hotels band room is built on 4 main pillars, three that I happen to always be standing behind and the fourth is great quality music.
Entering the venue last night to see Byron Bay turned Berlin, electro-pop band Parcels you could immediately tell there was an aura in the room, the sold out show was part of the young bands ‘Overnight’ single tour, a project overlooked and worked on by none other than everybody's favourite robots outside of StarWars: Daft Punk.
The French electronic duo’s influence on Parcels was apparent from the start: funky guitar riffs, sexy basslines and wall-to-wall movement from everybody in the crowd.
The band who all seemed to be equipped with a microphone, joined in on vocal duties creating a distinguished melody and contagious sound. What we had on stage were some jovial young fellows completely fuelled by the energy the crowd were throwing their way and reimbursing the audience, and then some, with the kind of music that simply demands some kind of movement in the crowd - if only the sound system could keep up.
What was nice about Parcels, was the look on the members fresh faces, they genuinely felt like they enjoyed being there, dancing, interacting with the crowd and dropping some very gurney facial expressions as they rocked out on their instruments. A trait which seems seemingly harder to find in bands who have just about finished an international tour.
Parcels maintained a deep energy from their first song ’til the last, sprinkling in fan favourites ‘Older’, ‘Anotherclock’ and ‘Overnight’, the evening had a fast paced rhythm throughout, making it feel more like a entertaining sprint than a stretched out marathon.