05/12/2015 – Still Parade-07:41 (2015)

Berlin based Still Parade release penultimate single in Art is Hard’s Hand Cut Record Club

 

 

2015 has been a great year for Art is Hard. They’ve released a slew of killer singles, EP’s and albums, most recently Shunkan’s the Pink Noise, and the Hand Cut Record Club fastly became a reason to look forward to Friday’s, as well as, you know it being Friday. The honour of penultimate release belongs to Berlin based Still Parade. For those of you who don’t know about Still Parade, firstly what have you been doing since 2013?, and secondly their brand of dreamy indie pop sounds like the most luxurious and airily decadent desert you’ve ever had. The music is exquisite and washes over you while Niklas Kramer’s vocals melt in your ears.

 

 

07:41, sadly not the length of the song, is about the alienation of society, but there is an upbeat, almost optimistic twist to it, but don’t take my word for it, here’s what Kramer has to say about it “07:41″ is about this weird feeling when you’re new somewhere. You feel like a stranger and no one really seems to care about you. But there’s also the chance to build up something new. It’s the point when you just don’t know what’s going to happen. Can be quite scary and exciting at the same time.”

 

 

Still Parade are a band that you can get lost in and so far they haven’t released a duffer. 2016 looks set to be the year when they fulfil their potential and hype. The talk around the campfire is that Still Parade will release their debut album next year, but until then at least we have their gracefully elegant singles Actos, Fields, Hunter and Concrete vision to tide us over.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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