The Parlotones have grown from strength to strength during 2007. With two albums, the SAMA winning ‘Radicontrolledrobot and their latest release ‘A World Next Door To Yours, going Gold simultaneously, sold out performances across South Africa and numerous award nominations and wins there seems to be no letting up when it comes to what this band can accomplish. Interest from various territories outside of South Africa is inevitable with a band as unique and talented as The Parlotones and the band have obliged by regularly touring the UK over the past year and will continue to do so in 2008.
In between UK stints The Parlotones will be continuing to tour in South Africa as the demand for the band is currently at an all time high.
With the backing of a talented team of publicists and agents in London including LanderPR who represent the band for their national TV and radio and Zest PR who represent them on a regional level, The Parlotones have slowly been selling their wares to the British music lover.
The result of the bands hard work as well as their UK ‘campaign managers enthusiasm has been regular airplay and interviews across the UK on a variety of radio stations including in Englands favourite retail store ‘Top Shop as well as some pretty interesting media interest which includes a rave review of one of their London shows in the London metro Newspaper, read by thousands of underground commuters.
Locally though it seems that when one mile stone is reached the band finds another one to overcome. ‘Successful year does not quite describe the year they had in 2007. That would be an understatement. There are always new markets to reach and the band will continue to tour and get their music played in all corners of South Africa in a bid to reach as many people as they can. Selling lots of units while they are at it!
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Their single ‘Ill Be There is a poignant love song that is destined to receive one or two requests at wedding receptions. Accompanied by a million rand music video done by some of South Africa’s most talented animators it is a very memorable song that is going to raise the bar for South African music for some time to come.