From Toronto in Canada Mikko Canini (Guitar), Erik Southey (Bass), Marcus Bernhard (Drums), Erin Colgan (Vocals) and Amelia Goodlet (Vocals) form the alt-indie band Parks At Night.
Tuck away the chairs and flick up the volume to join in with the bouncing sounds of Parks At Night. The sublime vocals immediately focus attention and the way the quintet are able to split the instrumental infinitives only makes me wonder why this is not a far better known outfit.
There is a pleasured grin and perspiring brow that wraps the listener on taking time with the quintet who utilise expressive guitar, whilst the bass harries the six stringer into order as the percussion chases along the tracks and the vocals – not to be forgotten once heard. Each part of the band an integral element, each given opportunity to shine at appropriate moments but none, hogging the spotlight.
A couple of LPs behind them, set over a year apart (both available on bandcamp), I only hope that it doesn’t take another year for a follow-up to Bright Red, which was released this month.
For those who have been with the site for a while, it will come as no surprise to find I have selected a track from their eponymous LP from February of last year as an introduction to the band – Gone.
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