Australian-born, Berlin-based Parcels just announced the release of an in-studio live album, "Live Vol. 1," out now via Kitsuné Musique/Because Music. Recorded live on tape and mixed on a hardware console at the legendary Hansa Studio in Berlin, Live Vol. 1’s 18 songs feature everything fans love about Parcels: sticky melodies, effortless vocal harmony, and an uplifting sense of groove.
Filled to the brim with the band’s hit songs, Vol. 1 features an impressive, near-perfect live feel, and the gloriously experimental transitions that give their live performances such a unique touch. With millions of listeners - from Paris, to Mexico City, Sydney, and Istanbul - Parcels's combination of jazz, rock, and upbeat pop has resonated with fans of organic music the world over.
The video’s director, Carmen Crommelin, had this to say about the experience: "The magic of Parcels needs no added narrative if you’re lucky enough to witness them in creation. I wanted the camera to be both passive and intimate, so you could politely observe from a distance and walk through the room like a friend."
Jules Crommelin, Noah Hill, Louie Swain, Patrick Hetherington and Anatole Serret — all of them singers and multi-instrumentalists — are ambitious, dedicated virtuosos, and their collective talent and passion for music is plain to see. This hour-long performance takes the listener through a generous helping of live favorites, with intense and intricate performances all around. "Live Vol. 1" is a testament to the power of human ability: this 5-piece indie-pop powerhouse band is at the top of their game, and it shows.