Scotland based 6-piece Parliamo release their new single “Echo In My Chamber”, lifted from the band’s upcoming EP ‘The Parliamo Manifesto’, out October 7th via Modern Sky (The Coral, The Lathums, Abbie Ozard).
Drawing from a plethora of influences from The Avalanches and Massive Attack to Super Furry Animals and The Beta Band – Parliamo bring together witty social commentary–styled lyricism with a distinctive songwriting approach very much of their own.
New single “Echo In My Chamber” represents the band’s most high-reaching moment to date; an armoury of joyous harmonies, crunching indie-rock guitars and a chorus to rival the very best.
Speaking on the new track the band said, “Echo In My Chamber is a story of infatuation rather than love, with the lyrics telling of a dichotomy within yourself as you struggle with how you really feel about someone. The chorus is essentially a conversation with oneself, as you grapple to remind yourself not to get too carried away too quickly.”
The band’s upcoming debut EP ‘The Parliamo Manifesto’ is the culmination of over a year’s songwriting and is a bold statement of intent from the 6 piece. Employing a charming tongue-in-cheek approach to some of the slightly darker aspects of life which young people face today, the record touches on the complications of religious pressure on “Catholic Guilt”, spiralling addiction on “Who Needs a Reason?”, mental health on “She’s Only Human” and the awkward beauty of young love on EP opener “Paul & Barry”.
The baggy, swaggering sound of the band and the often darkly humorous nature of the lyrics, stands in stark contrast with some of the subject matter, echoing the band’s propensity for laughing in lieu of crying. In a world of such turmoil and uncertainty, with ‘The Parliamo Manifesto’ the band are aiming to reconcile people with positivity through vibrant, energetic music, whilst providing a relatable commentary on the modern world and the inner workings of the minds of young people.
Written and delivered in the Scottish vernacular, the record offers a somewhat unique perspective on the simultaneously charming and terrifying nature of modern life.
With a heady live-reputation preceding them, Parliamo have already been hailed as one of Scotland’s most exciting young prospects. Backed by radio in the UK (BBC 6Music, Radio Scotland, Radio X) and in the US (via KEXP), their self-proclaimed brand of ‘underground pop’ is already turning a lot of heads. Parliamo are a true breath of fresh air, and without doubt ones to watch in 2021.
Parliamo’s new single “Echo In My Chamber” is out now via Modern Sky. The band’s new EP ‘The Parliamo Manifesto’ will be released on October 7th via Modern Sky.