Tag: Parachute Youth
Despite being billed as ‘The Global Edition’, most of this sweltering Saturday featured the healthy dose of a varied Australian acts that we’ve come to love the festival for, and punters made their way in droves to the now hallowed ground of the picturesque Domain. Early on, indie-pop four-piece San Cisco showed surprising muscle, but the day really got started with Parachute Youth. In less than a year, the Adelaide/Sydney production duo rapidly shot to the #1 most played and requested spot on triple j, while simultaneously ascending international charts. Their debut single ‘Can’t Get Better Than This’ got the biggest crowd reaction, as the pit became a tangled blur of limbs and blissed-out faces. Sam Sparro, back from his overseas tour, weaved magic for his vamped-up audience with infectious funky soul tracks like ‘Black & Gold’ and ‘Happiness’, which hit #1 on the Belgian pop charts earlier this year.
Posted: December 17th, 2012 under Brag 493, Live Reviews, Music.
Tags: Blondie, Carla Pavez, Genevieve Fricker, Hermitude, Homebake Festival, Matt Okine, Parachute Youth, Sam Sparro, San Cisco, Seekae, Tame Impala, The Domain
The first time I heard ‘Can’t Get Better Than This’ was early one rainy morning on triple j. There was something strange and a bit magical about the track, with its spooky, repeated vocal hook and propulsive house beat; it was one of those rare moments in which you find yourself jolted to full attention, turning the car stereo right up in the hopes that you’ll catch the artist’s name. The single turned out to be the first – and at the time of writing, still the only – official release from Parachute Youth. The duo, comprising friends Matt K Von and Jonny Castro, are one of the hottest prospects in Aussie electronic music right now. Presently in the midst of a national tour, they are contemplating a debut album, but would prefer to just get the next single out first.
Posted: May 30th, 2012 under Brag 464 (May 28), Feature Music, Music, Music - Interview, New.
Tags: Alasdair Duncan, Dance, Jonny Castro, Madi Zwelli, Matt K Von, Nate Perry, Parachute Youth, Soup Kitchen DJS, Speak Easy DJs, World Bar