For about the last year, I’ve been sitting on the knowledge that this upcoming Parlour is fucking amazing and I’ve been dying to say something. Fortunately, their first single just dropped, and now the cat is out of the bag. I guess. I’m not sure who had a cat in the bag or why it was there, but I’ve released it now for the world to see. Or something.
Speaking of releases, Parlour’s first single for their upcoming self-titled Temporary Residence release, Fempire, has a slow and plodding groove. The unwavering vision of composer and mad genius Tim Furnish, there are hints here of that kind of visceral thud that informed his latter work with the band Crain. Fempire creeps along in the background, flitting around the periphery of your attention, only to lodge itself inseparably from your conscious. This is symptomatic of the entire album, which consists fully of steady bangers and earworms. As such, Fempire is the ideal lead into the album, as it has a kind of majesty to it that requires you to nod your head in unison to the drums and bass.
You can listen to Fempire below and get ready for the new album to release on June 18th at Zanzabar. I can tell you already that it’s at the top of my list for 2016 releases. Parlour has only gotten better with age and you can hear that below.