For their second full-length album Day/Night, Australian band Parcels decided to change up their approach — which you can hear on their session of “Live From My Den.” Rather than continue the electronic direction explored on the band’s self-titled debut, the album throws in influences from Quincy Jones and Marvin Gaye, and was produced by the band with mixing duties from Arctic Monkeys producer James Ford and string arrangements from Arcade Fire’s Owen Pallett. But it’s been a long road to Day/Night for the group, who met in high school in their home country of Australia but have lived in Berlin, France and other places as well. This interview was done at La Frette Studios outside of Paris, where they recorded the release.
“Live from My Den” is a digital series available on Variety.com showcasing some of today’s most extraordinary artists performing live from the creative spaces of their homes, studios, and cities most meaningful to them. Read the article and watch Parcels’ full episode here.
For their second full-length album Day/Night, Australian band Parcels decided to change up their approach — which you can hear on their session of “Live From My Den.”
Australian natives Parcels originally met in high school in their home of Byron Bay, but moved to Berlin to pursue music. Since then, the band has built a discography of groovy, disco-inspired indie pop music, including a collaboration with Daft Punk. Their excellent musicianship and engaging live performances are captured in Live Vol. 1, a studio session they performed and mastered without any edits. Parcels returned in 2021 with “Comingback” and “Somethinggreater,” the lead singles from their double record Day/Night.