Parachutes Over Paris

Parachutes Over Paris

 Belfast, N Ireland, GBR

Belfast based Parachutes over Paris are a 6 piece Indie/Electro/Pop band who play music filled with such passion, energy and unforgettable hooks that its almost impossible not to be drawn in from the moment you hear them.

'catchier than a cold on a winter bus trip' (BBC Radio One, Introducing'


Belfast based Parachutes over Paris began their onslaught on the local scene in early 2011 and after fine tuning their sound in a cold, lonely, abandoned mill, celebrated the release of their debut EP ‘The Guiltiness of Youth’. This was accompanied by a short Irish tour and a sell out home launch on board a boat on the River Lagan in Belfast. With their ever so catchy riffs, edgy dual male/female vocals and toe-tapping indie/pop, they have enjoyed regular airplay on local radio including BBC Radio One Introducing, Phantom FM in Dublin and have been tipped by BBC Across the Line as ones to watch in 2012.

Members of the band have previously shared a stage with the likes of Buzzcocks, Supergrass, That Petrol Emotion and General Fiasco and they have continued in that vein by warming up for Melanie C (formerly known as Sporty Spice) on the Irish leg of her solo tour.

The second track from the EP entitled ‘Bats’ has been recently selected as the official song for the video advertisement of the opening of the Titanic Quarter in Belfast. One hundred years on from the Titanic's fateful conclusion, the video will be used as a tool to attract business and tourism to the band's home of Northern Ireland and will be seen by millions across the globe.

'Guitar indie that's catchier than a cold on a winter bus trip' (Philly Taggart – (BBC Radio One Introducing)

'With a new EP on the way in the next few months, their big poppy hooks may well make people stop and take notice!'(BBC Across the Line)

‘The triumph of a song that is 'Let It All Out'. Brimming with urgency and excitement, it sends the crowd into such a frenzy that the barge must have looked worryingly unstable from the outside.’ (James Magill – Blast FM/BBC ATL – from BBC review of EP launch)

‘Potential to be real players on the local scene’ (Christopher McBride – Queens Student Radio/BBC ATL review)

Up and coming gigs:

04/03 – Limelight, Belfast (supporting Melanie C)
24/03 - Sweeney Mongrels, Dublin (HEADLINE)
13/04 - Pavilion, Belfast (HEADLINE)
26/04 - Spirit Store, Dundalk (HEADLINE)
03/05 - Empire Music Hall – Belfast (HEADLINE)

Main contact: Steve Smith
Tel: 07872035835


'The Guiltiness of Youth' EP released 03/03/2012

Tracks from the EP have received radio airplay on:

BBC Radio One Introducing
BBC Radio Ulster
Phantom FM
Red FM Cork
Queens Uni Radio
Blast 106