New Year Ninety 2017 – 60 to 51

The Readers’ choice for the New Year Ninety – breaking in 2017 with the best emerging musicians of 2016 –  the section from 60 to 51.

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60. To Kill A King (England)

To Kill A King is available on Amazon.*

59. Superhumanoids (USA)

Come Say Hello – Single – Superhumanoids is available on iTunes.*

58. Shagging Ponies (Netherlands)

GREATEST tITS – Shagging Ponies is available on iTunes.*

57. Parks At Night (Canada)

Bright Red is available on Bandcamp.

56. Jesse Ruben (USA)

55. LU&CIA (Uruguay)

The Trip is available on Bandcamp.

54. King Neptune (USA)

53. Tongues Of Fire (USA)

52. Tibet (Wales)

51. The Poulsons (England)

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Parks At Night

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.

Parks At Night - alt-indie from Canada

Parks At Night – alt-indie from Canada

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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