Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Roots


Sounds like

The Beach Boys, Mumford and Sons, Ed Sheeran, Vance Joy


band members

Liam Bell (Guitar) / Michael D'Emilio (Keys) / Dylan Knur (Violin)


Influences

The Beach Boys, Punch Brothers, The Beatles, Coldplay


Website

parkville.bandcamp.com/

Bio

Parkville are a folk-pop trio from Victoria’s Dandenong Ranges. Cutting their teeth busking on the streets of Melbourne, Liam, Michael and Dylan soon developed a winning formula: a driving Mumford & Sons-style backbone embellished with rich three-part vocal harmonies and soaring violin riffs, taking influence from The Beach Boys and Punch Brothers.

Settling on their name in late 2017, the band didn’t take long to arrive at their first release as Parkville, The Peculiar Aftermath EP, which received Australia-wide airplay throughout 2018, leading to singles Shining and Brando holding #2 and #4 on the Triple J Unearthed charts simultaneously for two consecutive weeks. 2019 single Rooks caught the attention of tastemakers, who praised the bands “vibrance and energy” (Claire Mooney, Triple J) and “eclectic instrumental arrangement” (A&R Factory).

Meanwhile, Parkville's bombastic live shows became known as “nothing short of spectacular” (The Real Songwriters of Melbourne), bringing high-profile international support opportunities, including the chance to support Irish megastars Kodaline across both Melbourne shows of their Australian tour.

Parkville will soon be unveiling their second single of 2019, Walkabout, releasing May 31st. Parkville defy expectations with Walkabout, trading the manic latin rock of Rooks for pure feel-good folk-pop. The band once again worked alongside Northeast Party House's production/mixing dream team Sean Kenihan and Malcolm Besley, resulting in Parkville's most polished single yet.

You can find out more about what Parkville are up to on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

22 May 2019

Triple J
35

There is something magical happening in the Dandenongs with so many cool artists coming from there. This song is beautiful in a real pure kind of way, it reminds me of Spring Awakening a little in that kind of way. not surer if you're musical buffs but I am and overall, I really enjoyed the listen.

There is something magical happening in the Dandenongs with so many cool artists coming from there. This song is beautiful in a real pure kind of way, it reminds me of Spring Awakening a little in that kind of way. not surer if you're musical buffs but I am and overall, I really enjoyed the listen.

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

20 May 2019

Triple J
35

It's interesting, studied songwriting, no doubt. When it all arrives with that chorus at the 55 second mark, it's pretty great.

It's interesting, studied songwriting, no doubt. When it all arrives with that chorus at the 55 second mark, it's pretty great.

Review

Review by Elsa Silberstein Elsa Silberstein

15 Feb 2019

Triple J
35

Something fresh in the armchair of familiarity in this track. Lovely innocent vocals with some old school ingredients.

Something fresh in the armchair of familiarity in this track. Lovely innocent vocals with some old school ingredients.