Newport’s PARCS return and they want you to dance... sadly.
PARCS release the highly anticipated “Dawnsio Trist” EP through Rose Parade
Recording Company on 1st June – a stunning collection of upbeat and bittersweet
synthpop that will get you to your feet while gently breaking your heart.
From their 2014 electronic chill-hop origins to their current 80’s infused synthpop
incarnation, each member has brought a piece of themselves to the sum of parts that
is PARCS. Dawnsio Trist – their first collection of songs in 3 years – is a remarkable
lockdown effort, based around Korg and Yamaha synths recorded by Joe Coote in a
Pembrokeshire living room, vocals tracked by Elly Sinnett in Newport, and
mixing/mastering by George Goom (who also created the cover art).
A cathartic experience, the lyrics run a spectrum of heartfelt recollections of love, loss
and restlessness, while punchy drum machines, washed-out synth textures and gently
modulating guitars explore sounds across dream pop, new wave indie and disco.
Reflecting on the EP’s name (Welsh for “Sad Dancing”) and its almost conceptual
nature, Elly explains: “We wanted to create something people could dance to. At the
same time, it was difficult to write lyrics after not writing for so long and a difficult
couple of years – a lot of emotions came out all at once.”
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PARCS have headlined at the BBC 6 Music Fringe Festival 2022 while their single “In
The Night” drew radio play from BBC 6 Music’s Deb Grant, BBC Introducing’s Adam
Walton and BBC Radio Wales’ Bethan Elfyn, and was described by Circuit Sweet as
“one of the most promising, if not one of the most moving releases of 2022”.