MRG Live presents
Parcels are on a lifelong journey through the endless realm of popular music. The Australian quintet have literally grown up together while developing their unique and expressively melodic musical language, which continues to elevate their sound and career to new heights. With their forthcoming sophomore effort underway, Parcels are set to chart new territory for themselves and their listeners, cementing the band as true aesthetes channeling their influences and lived experiences into music that’s wholly transportative.
Parcels’ five members - keyboardist Louie Swain, keyboardist/guitarist Patrick Hetherington, bassist Noah Hill, drummer Anatole "Toto" Serret, and guitarist Jules Crommelin - all grew up in the Australian town of Byron Bay before properly forming as Parcels during their final year of high school: “We were producing and writing music by ourselves, and we found something in that process that felt new and exciting,” Hetherington explains.
With over 300 million streams on Spotify, appearances at festivals like Glastonbury and Coachella, and soldout headline shows across the world, Parcels have already found great success on their winning approach to dance and pop music. And as the group currently puts the finishing touches on their ambitious second album, Parcels are focusing on what it means to be in tune with the world around us, as well as ourselves means being in tune with ourselves—a reflection of the creative process that brought them to this point.
‘We came into this album process with an intention of growth, as individuals and as a band,” Crommelin states while talking about the band’s creative aims as they prepare for this next chapter in their career. “We saw it as a place to really deepen our understanding of ourselves and the environment around us, and to try and make space for each other to be truly vulnerable. We really look after each other and want the best for each other.” That sense of vulnerability is key to what’s coming next from Parcels, and listeners will surely feel it deeply as well.