The alternative rock of Parapa Palace first came to our attention through this year’s Kickstart competition. Since then, the band formerly known as Lives have grown in stature. April saw the release of their debut, self-titled EP. The band’s self-styled ‘jangly rock & roll’ garnered plenty of praise alongside their confident live performances, including an appearance at our most recent Exposure show.
We’re delighted to be premiering their new double A side single Myopic/Visions.
The band initially intended the softer sounding ‘Myopic’ to be a standalone single, before deciding to release a double A side with ‘Visions’. ‘Myopic’ showcases a more melodic sound from the band, while ‘Visions’ has a harder edge to it featuring a reverb laden guitar solo.
We recorded and mixed the tracks again with Declan Legge at Big Space Studios around April/May time this year, and also again had them mastered by Pete Maher. They turned out great thanks to Declan’s hard work and Pete did a great job with the mastering. “Myopic” took a few months to get right in terms of mixing and recording but “Visions” was recorded in a matter of hours. Initially we had planned to release “Myopic” as a stand alone single, but when we were in the studio doing the final mixing of it we decided to record “Visions” as well. It turned out better than we thought and felt it was just as good as Myopic so boom…. double single!
We don’t mind releasing two tracks together, we want to get our music out there to as many people as we can, and aren’t worried about being precious with anything. If people like our music then great, we just want to get it out there. I hate sitting with tracks ready to go but not releasing them for ages! Both tracks have a moody kind of vibe (like most of our songs!) and they have common themes. Myopic in our song means short sightedness or lacking insight. Visions is basically about binging on alcohol and how badly it can mess with your head, but its also quite tongue in cheek. During the recording process it was the most relaxed we have been and we definitely feel it comes across in the music, we really cut loose at times! We reckon they are the best two studio tracks we have done so far.