“Stand like Giants” the brand new album from The Parlotones will be released on 28th September 2013 at retailers nationwide. Filled with sweeping lyrics and introspective melodies, the album is pure Parlotones!
The Parlotones have cemented their reputation as a fiery force to be reckoned with onstage. Fans are confronted with the sight of powerfully expressive frontman Kahn Morbee leading the band — which also includes guitarist Paul Hodgson, bassist Glen Hodgson, and drummer Neil Pauw — to soaring emotional heights. The Parlotones have crafted the kind of melody-minded arena-filling songs that transcend language and culture barriers. The band’s latest offering “Stand like Giants” will have you mesmerised from the first track and take you on a journey across the landscape of alternative rock.
The album is one of the bands finest to date. With single leading into single the listener will be transported into an endless succession of powerful, memorable and richly textured, meaningful hits. In a world where albums consist of obligatory singles accompanied with filler tracks, “Stand like Giants” stands out as a modern day classic filled with a collection of spectacular tracks each complimenting the next.
The opening track “Shake it Up,” kicks off this outstanding collection of stadium anthems with influences drawn from the heyday of alternative music channelling the alternative legends of the past. By the second track “Never stand Alone” you will be reaching into your pocket for that lighter. The track erupts into an emotional crescendo and you are lifted up to a euphoric plane where you believe that you “will never stand alone.”
“Spellbound” continues the journey with its dreamlike synths tapping into the bands inner Depeche Mode. “Sleepwalker” blends all the elements of a radio enforced stadium anthem complete with all-encompassing sing along choruses and a good dose of oh-oh-oh-oh. “Slow Assassination” is a reinforcement of the bands strong social responsibility initiatives and highlights the effect humanity is having on the planet in a way that makes you want to dance towards a solution.
“Sympathise with the Cost” will remind you why you fell in love with The Parlotones in the first place with its deep thought provoking lyrics and beautiful melodies delivered by a symphony of strings. The title track “Stand like Giants” is an ode for the world we live in, emphasising themes of unity and overcoming all that stands in our way. It is the kind of track that you can visualise unifying thousands under a single objective and overcoming whatever stands in our way.
“Lazy Sunny days” the 8th track on the album takes you on a mental journey of relaxing in the sun with influences from the Kinks and The Cure. “Songs of Whales” will jerk you back to reality with a beat and riff that just makes you want to move, as you get drawn into the sing along chorus. “Chinese Vase” taps into the deep and solemn world of Nick Cave with a melancholy but beautiful stroll into an emotional world. The album begins its conclusion with “Powerful” the first of 3 staple Parlotones tracks, encompassing the sound and uplifting lyrics that have enchanted hundreds of thousands of Parlotones fans around the world and have made them the biggest selling rock band of all time in South Africa.
The release will be followed by a tour during December.