Belgrave-born folk-pop darlings Parkville got their start busking on the city streets of Melbourne. Liam, Michael and Dylan soon developed their winning formula: a driving Mumford & Sons-style backbone featuring 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 produce their first EP as Parkville, from which singles “Shining” and “Brando” held #2 and #4 in the Triple J Unearthed charts, as well as receiving Australia-wide radio play. 2018 brought Parkville the opportunity to support international touring acts and a hugely successful headline show at the Toff in Town, which critics praised as:
“nothing short of spectacular” ~The Real Songwriters of Melbourne
Parkville are kicking off 2019 with the release of their new single Rooks, a uniquely devious protest song that keeps its heart on its sleeve but a knife behind its back. Rooks pushes the boundaries of what a simple violin-guitar-piano trio can achieve, evoking a Hans Zimmer film score, an 80’s rock jam and a bustling Cuban footpath in equal measures, and is available on all digital platforms Feb 16th.