THE ROYAL PARKS ELECTRONIC PRESS KIT

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BIO

Our band is named after a beautiful park in Melbourne's (Naarm) north, the land of which had long been a camping ground for ceremony for the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land where we live and make music, and that sovereignty has never been ceded.

Formally playing under the name ‘Dan and Amy’, 2016 saw The Royal Parks embark on an incredible recording journey after legendary indie-folk producer Noah Georgeson (Joanna Newsom, Devendra Banhart, Robin Pecknold (Fleet Foxes), HUSKY) offered to fly to Melbourne to produce and mix their debut album Suburb Home after hearing their demos.

The album was launched to a sold out room at the Bella Union. Look out for an east-coast tour to be announced soon.

Suburb Home is an album of dreamy folk songs featuring soaring three part-harmonies - songs dealing with hope, loss, conflict, disappointment, nostalgia and reflective self-analysis about how we can do better.

 

The Royal Parks capture the melodies & harmonies of bands like Fleetwood Mac, Fleet Foxes, First-Aid Kit, Paul Kelly and GOANNA.

 

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"Yeah wow, those harmonies are glorious. [...] Will happily make time for this kind of heartfelt folk" - Bridget Hustwaite - triple j

“Rather gorgeous isn’t it” - Myf Warhurst, Double J - In the Wrong was added to Double J Rotation on 1/5/17

"They play songs about love, loss and life, all of which are delivered with melodic perfection and hair-raising harmonies.” Izzy Tolhurst – themusic.com.au

Snippets of our show at The John Curtin

Live at Sofar Sounds

Suburb Home Film Clip

Media/Reviews

“Rather gorgeous isn’t it” - Myf Warhurst, Double J - In the Wrong was added to Double J Rotation on 1/5/17

 

"Yeah wow, those harmonies are glorious. Reminds me of some early stuff from The Paper Kites. Will happily make time for this kind of heartfelt folk" - Bridget Hustwaite - triple j

"sweepingly pretty stuff from this outfit" - Dave Ruby Howe, triple j unearthed - www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/royal-parks

Track of the day - Speaker TV - "‘In The Wrong’ showcases the group’s intricate vocal harmonies, as well as their ability to create a sonic vastness" - www.speakertv.com/music/85250/

"Boasting a strong, personal touch through its passionate and emotive lyricism, The Royal Parks' debut album Suburb Home is a heart-breaker. The mellow and sombre guitar work, which make up the bulk of the indie-folk-leaning instrumentals, are intricate and delicate, matching the moody vocal harmonies that breathe across the album's 10 tracks, telling stories about loss and hope, among other themes." - http://pilerats.com/music/bands/the-royal-parks-offers-insight-into-their-sensational-debut-album-suburb-home/

"New track Suburb Home is a shimmering and majestic love song to your sprawl, your triple-fronted brick veneers, your square 70s flats, your McMansions, your ‘housing commissions’, your single-fronted Victorians, your negatively-geared dog boxes, your Federation beauties, your Ramsay Streets. Melburnians, watch this beautiful video and see if you recognise yourself. Listen to this Noah Georgeson produced beauty and see if you feel any pride." - www.wildnfree.tv/royal-parks-suburb-home/

"Melbourne indie-folk/pop outfit The Royal Parks have come a long way in a short period of time, dishing up their lush debut single Suburb Home last week and today following it up with a charming video." http://themusic.com.au/video/all/2016/11/14/premiere-the-royal-parks-suburb-home/

Premiere: The Royal Parks – In The Wrong - UK FOLK RADIO - www.folkradio.co.uk/2017/04/the-royal-parks-in-the-wrong/

"The Royal Parks pay tribute to their Melbourne home with the film clip for Suburb Home. It shows families of all shapes and sizes expressing the love that binds them together.  The song’s also gorgeous, with sublime harmonies - www.soundsofoz.com/2016/12/03/the-royal-parks-releases-suburb-home-single/#sthash.Wg75c9FO.dpuf