Parachutes Over Paris
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Parachutes Over Paris

Belfast, N Ireland, United Kingdom | SELF

Belfast, N Ireland, United Kingdom | SELF
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"Alarmists, EatenByBears, Parachutes Over Paris"

The first band to take to the stage is sextet ParachutesOver Paris, fresh from the launch of their E.P "The Guiltiness of Youth." Their spiky indie-rock permeates through songs such as their opener "Bats", a bouncy synth-led track which is currently called "Untitled", and a new track called "Filthy", which is a bass led Franz Ferdinand-esque dance stomper, which has the potential to become a live favourite. Not all their songs have this dance floor charm however. "Break Barriers Down", which the band introduce as "the closest we have to a slow song", sounds far too distractingly indebted to U2 in a live setting. The band manages to regain its energy for "Evolution of the Species." With its Two Door Cinema Club-esque rhythm and incredibly hook laden chorus, the song seems ready made for a live setting. It's just unfortunate that on this occasion, the crowd don't seem to be as enthusiastic. Nonetheless, it's a pretty solid set from the band, who has the potential to be real players on the local scene. - BBC Across The Line

"Parachutes Over Paris E.P Launch"

Finally it's time for Parachutes Over Paris, 'Bats' getting their set off to a great start with some tremendous guitar riffs showcasing their less electronic side. Followed by 'Break Barriers Down' from their new E.P The Guiltiness Of Youth, lead vocalist Steven Smith showcasing his unique voice, full of power and sensitivity, sparking a wonderful ‘mobile phones and lighters in the air’ moment.

Their penultimate track is a cover of Kasabian's 'Fire' that gets everybody pumped up for 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.
- BBC Across The Line


'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



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