Born and bred Byron Bay outfit Parcels have taken their funky synthpop vision to the next level – by collaborating with Daft Punk. The result is the track ‘Overnight’, a dancefloor charged action packed ditty, co-written and produced by the iconic production duo.
Following local success and humble beginnings on Triple J, the five-piece band decided to dance their way across to the other side of the globe to base themselves in Berlin. Not only has this grounded the five-piece band, but it has propelled them to quick success by landing a record deal with French label Kitsuné Musique within months, and they aren’t even twenty yet.
In true Daft Punk style, the tune opens up with a funkadelic groove, with fat nu-disco synth chords, wide enough to congest any afternoon lounge venue. But what seemingly fronts as another classic 2010s Daft Punk collaboration i s politely interrupted by delicious subtleties. We have a croaky melodic synth that loosely rides the wave of the chord progression. We have a smooth, almost detached vocal delivery which makes the track one that is accessible for both dancing your ass off at a house party, or for grooving along on the couch at your own pace.
Although the road for the group has thus far been rapidly successful, the important thing about Parcels is they know how to get heads moving, injecting a significant bop factor into all of their tracks, regardless of style. Check out the tune below, and expect huge things to come from Parcels in the near future.