Electric Soft Parade

Electric Soft Parade

 Brighton, England, GBR
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The Electric Soft Parade are masters of reinvention. If you trace your favourite artists there can be said to be two groups, those who peddle and stick to a sound you love (think Oasis, the Strokes, Abba, – for example) and those that constantly twist and turn your perceptions of them and push their own abilities as performers and writers, whilst still somehow never losing their own inimitable traits (think Robert Wyatt, The Flaming Lips, Super Furry Animals). With ‘No Need To Be Downhearted’ th

Biography

And now to 2011. After a chance meeting, the band are currently working with A Quick One Records, and the first fruits of this union are ripe and ready now. 'A Quick One' EP does just what it says on the tin. First up we have a song from each of the brothers. 'Lily', penned late last year by Thomas, is a tale of hope and exasperation set to an ascending, mind-bending chord progression, not unlike mid-period Fanclub, just... weirder. 'Number One', on the other hand - Alex's Chicago-esque piano stomp - sets banal self-help-book lyrics to the simplest, most economic melody, and of course, chord changes to die for. The second half of the EP is taken up with two covers - a complete re-rendering of Elvis' 'If I Can Dream', ripped from its' gospel roots and firmly transplanted into a drone-rock future, and an A Capella reading of Van Dyke Parks' 'Orange Crate Art'; recorded at home for a laugh, it immediately sounded too good to keep secret. The band will be playing shows throughout the rest of 2011, releasing new music via the internet, polishing their act and readying themselves to record the LP of their lives... Read the full biography at their Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Electric-Soft-Parade/183443655029908?sk=info