PARALLELS

PARALLELS

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
BandPopSynth

After hitting #1 on Canada's National Electronic Chart in October 2015, Toronto electro-pop trio PARALLELS is back in the studio recording a follow-up to their 'Civilization EP'. NME described front-woman, Holly Dodson’s vocals as "A young Madonna meet’s modern electro”. They can be heard in the soundtrack of 2013 Oscar winning short-film “Curfew” featuring Parallels’ song “Dry Blood”. Holly is joined by her brother, Nick Dodson on drums and keyboardist Artem Galperine on synths.

Biography

Parallels' "Civilization EP" hit #1 on Earshot's National Electronic Chart in October, 2015.

"Undoubtedly one of Canada's finest synth-pop exports..." - Electronic Rumors (UK, 2015)

"[CIvilization] sounds like Parallels at their best: equally sweet and sweeping and entirely catchy" - Silent Shout (Canada, 2015)

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Canadian synth-pop trio PARALLELS, conjures classic pop sentiments of neon nights with songs that transport the past into a modern context.  NME described front-woman, Holly Dodson's vocals as "A young Madonna meets modern electro."  Echos of this can be heard in the soundtrack of 2013 Oscar winning short-film Curfew featuring Parallels song, Dry Blood off of their debut album Visionaries.   Dodson, and her brother, drummer, Nick Dodson along with keyboardist Artem Galperine are currently back at Marigold Studios recording a follow-up to their 2015 "Civilization EP". 

PARALLELS has toured extensively bringing their collection of vintage synthesizers and lively HI-NRG rhythms from Toronto to LA, Moscow to Miami, New York to San Francisco and everywhere in between.  After a whirlwind 36-date North American tour in 2013, PARALLELS was chosen by NXNE as one of the top 15 Alternative Artists to see at the annual festival in Toronto.  The band has also been an electric presence at CMJ in New York, CMW and El Paso's Neon Desert Music Festival, and has shared billing with internationally-acclaimed artists such as Florence + the Machine, Miami Horror, Crystal Castles, A-Trak, Glass Candy, The Juan Maclean and Broken Social Scene.  

Their second album, XII, was manifested over the winter months of 2011, during late nights at Marigold Studios in Toronto.  Subsequently, XII, was released in June 2012 independently through Marigold Productions, and shortly there after, reached #5 on Earshot's National Electronic Charts in Canada.  The album is a collection of moonlit radiance and sparkling pop, songs that coo and shimmer with an indoor sunnyness, with the color of iridescent and strobe lights. (Daytrotter, 2012). 


Chosen "Critics Pick" for Toronto's Best Electronic Band amongst notables Drake and Metric, Parallels is creating quite a stir with their various collaborations, including an official remix for English indie quartet Delphics track "This Momentary," Parallels has indeed been taking the world by storm with "Find The Fire" off their debut LP Visionaries featured on the Kitsune Maison Compilation 8.

Lyrics

Time WIll Crawl

Written By: Holly Dodson

You’re the rhythm to keep the beat
We move to feel release
So we dance for a little more
For lover’s sweet reward

You are a picture of youth
You are

Is this heaven in your eyes?
Now I know where we belong
Time will crawl
And this moment lies in you
Now I know when lovers fall
Time will crawl

We put the world in motion
Turning colour from grey
When we dance so lyrical
It feels like magic, magic here again

You are a picture of youth
you are

Is this heaven in your eyes?
In the heat of your bright light
Spinning room and slowing time
And this moment lies in you
Now I know when lovers fall
Time will crawl

Ritual Dancer

Written By: Holly Dodson

Oh take me on down to the river I know
To ease my soul from the knowledge I hold I,
Fell for a darkness inside of a man
It’s like an obsession, help me understand

Come out of the darkness and into the light!
And I’ll lay it all out if you make it right

You are hidden in my heart!
Let’s keep it together
Oh I call and you would be my
Ritual Dancer

To break it all down he feeds on the power
Like every minute is a witching hour
White noise feeding out from the TV screen
Just like a possession I want to be free

So listen for me when I call you tonight
From the city streets to the forest at midnight!

You are hidden in my heart!
Let’s keep it together
Oh I call and you would be my
Ritual Dancer

Come out of the darkness and into the light
And I’ll lay it all out if you make it right,
So listen for me when I call you tonight
On the city streets it’s getting on midnight

You forever in my heart
We’ll keep it together
Oh I call and you would be my Ritual Dancer

Discography

2016 - TBA - (Album) - Marigold Productions
2015 - Civilization EP - Marigold Productions (#1 on National Electronic Chart in Canada, October 2015)
2012 - XII (Album) Marigold Productions (#5 on National Electronic Chart in Canada, June 2012)
2010 - Visionaries (Album) - Marigold Productions (Features song 'Dry Blood' from Oscar-Winning Short-Film 'Curfew')