Six-strong Scottish risers Parliamo lift elements of the past to raft pop's future.
Just take their new single 'Paul & Barry'. The electronic backing is set against a droning bass sound, sampled from erstwhile Beach Boys icon Dennis Wilson's 1977 track 'Dreamer'.
Weaving together trip hop elements with that sugar-sweet vocal, they put you in mind of The Avalanches or even peers such as easy life.
There's a ragged, raw, outlaw feel to Parliamo's music, however, with this batch of misfits coming together at the fringes.
The group comment: "The lyrics provide a tongue-in-cheek take on romance, with the chuckle brothers’ method of moving large objects used as metaphor for the awkward beauty of young love. We sped up the Dennis Wilson sample to provide the bouncy, baggy backdrop which drives the track along, whilst trying to merge the distinctive warmth of the 70’s recording sound with the more crisp, modern cowbells and 808s".
Out now, 'Paul & Barry' comes equipped with a neat video, directed by rising Scottish film maker Bonnie Macrae with help from cult Scottish clothing emporium Manifesto.
A tongue-in-cheeky depiction of a young relationship imploding, 'Paul & Barry' certainly feels relatable.
Tune in now.
Photo Credit: Matt Sadowski
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