We Are Parkas
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We Are Parkas, in blunt terms, are the passion and power you've been missing from modern day indie music.
Matt Banks (vocals), Owen Stephens (guitar), George Hopkins (bass) and Joe Strauss (drums) met at Bath Spa University in 2015 and since then have been writing and gigging constantly, perfecting their raw and untameable sound. As an unsigned band, they are very much under the radar at the moment but rest assured that very soon these four lads will be everywhere.
Taking an arena sized sound into a venue with four walls and a ceiling would seem quite challenging most bands, but no such challenge stands before We Are Parkas. Having formed just two and a half years ago, the band have already established themselves as Bath’s most exciting prospect in indie rock.
They take inspiration from the greats. Namely the Arctic Monkeys, The Jam, The Strokes, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and others of a similar vein. With towering riffs, soaring melodies, and palpable charisma their live show is a refreshing injection of pure energy and passion. It must be seen to be believed.
Their debut EP titled ’We Are The Gods’, was released on all major platforms on March 23rd, and the subsequent tour which spanned 16 dates across the country was as raucous and successful as the EP has proven to be. The band are already in the process of recording new material, with a new single rumoured to be released by December.
‘We•Are•Parkas are one of Bath / Bath Spa University's most promising bands. Convicting, intense and uptight indie delivered with a Gallagher swagger and lashings of rock and roll like it should be.’ - Reuben Myles, RMT Productions."
‘’Think mid 00’s indie-golden era. There is a definite influence from likes of The Fratellis and Razorlight in these tunes, with the title track ‘We Are Gods’ sounding very Two Door Cinema Club to me at the start. However don’t let that take away from the exceptional songwriting in this record, with the lead singer’s outstanding voice making it all sound completely original.’’ - Sean Wise, Spice UK