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Parsnip (AU)

"‘Glorious sixties infused songs full of sunny nostalgia’"

Bio provided by artist:
Green shoots have burst forth from Parsnip, let’s warmly welcome theAustralian group’s sophomore album ‘Behold’. Recorded across threesessions over the last three years, ‘Behold’ is a testament to Parsnip attheir most creative, catchy and collaborative. This album showcases themulti-talents of all four members, with spirited performances addingdazzle to the thirteen tracks. Paris Richens lets the bass playfully roam.Carolyn Hawkins tumbles feeling into the drum rumble. Stella Rennex’sguitar soars alongside her saxophone work, whilst a sprightly keyboard istenderly attended by Rebecca Liston. Everyone sings amidst this lushcanopy.Patience, environmental cues and internal signals are integral for a gardento flourish. The same can be said of the conditions necessary for ‘Behold’to emerge. It is an album gleeful in reassessment, changed priorities andanticipation. The roots are deeply anchored to mystery, drinking up ahidden wonderment that lies within. ‘Monument’ is a twist of melody andmania, “For what am I? But a channel of light” they attest amongst thewhoops and hollers. ‘The Babble’ sounds like Ray Davies playing Wordlefor enlightenment. In fact most of these songs are pointing the waytowards growth and understanding. ‘Turn to Love’ is mesmeric andtimeless, thoroughly serene and perfectly judged. Parsnip write songs as aform of communion with the intangible in our increasingly delusory world,but there is always a gentle reminder; don’t take anything too seriously!“My head is gonna split in two, fix it with flour and glue” they demand onultimate bop ‘Papier-Mâché’, this juxtaposition of mature resolve withchildlike astonishment packs a more powerful punch.On ‘Behold’, Parsnip explore both the inner and outer realms ofconsciousness with quick wits and some seriously quality jangle and jolt.‘The Light’ is a whip smart workout, sprouting naturally from thepropulsive nature of their debut album ‘When the Tree Bears Fruit’ (2019).‘Placeholder’ is also devastatingly honest and channels The Field Mice asit buries itself like an arrow into your heart. The production is ambitious,with 12-string and acoustic guitars, percussion, piano, saxophone andharmonium all sitting comfortably in these outstanding songs. Drawingcomparisons with Dolly Mixture, Sara Goes Pop and Look Blue Go Purple,Parsnip are an animated ensemble, full of life, emotional complexity andhumour. The laughter in the dark is real, but then the sun comes up andwe all must meet the day. Even the flowers turn their faces. Behold!Upset The Rhythm and Anti Fade Records proudly present Parsnip’s firstalbum in five years, ‘Behold’. Available in all good record stores April 26th

Bio provided by artist:
Green shoots have burst forth from Parsnip, let’s warmly welcome theAustralian group’s sophomore album ‘Behold’. Recorded across threesessions over the last three years, ‘Behold’ is a testament to Parsnip attheir most creative, catchy and collaborative. This album showcases themulti-talents of all four members, with spirited performances addingdazzle to the thirteen tracks. Paris Richens lets the bass playfully roam.Carolyn Hawkins tumbles feeling into the drum rumble. Stella Rennex’sguitar soars alongside her saxophone work, whilst a sprightly keyboard istenderly attended by Rebecca Liston. Everyone sings amidst this lushcanopy.Patience, environmental cues and internal signals are integral for a gardento flourish. The same can be said of the conditions necessary for ‘Behold’to emerge. It is an album gleeful in reassessment, changed priorities andanticipation. The roots are deeply anchored to mystery, drinking up ahidden wonderment that lies within. ‘Monument’ is a twist of melody andmania, “For what am I? But a channel of light” they attest amongst thewhoops and hollers. ‘The Babble’ sounds like Ray Davies playing Wordlefor enlightenment. In fact most of these songs are pointing the waytowards growth and understanding. ‘Turn to Love’ is mesmeric andtimeless, thoroughly serene and perfectly judged. Parsnip write songs as aform of communion with the intangible in our increasingly delusory world,but there is always a gentle reminder; don’t take anything too seriously!“My head is gonna split in two, fix it with flour and glue” they demand onultimate bop ‘Papier-Mâché’, this juxtaposition of mature resolve withchildlike astonishment packs a more powerful punch.On ‘Behold’, Parsnip explore both the inner and outer realms ofconsciousness with quick wits and some seriously quality jangle and jolt.‘The Light’ is a whip smart workout, sprouting naturally from thepropulsive nature of their debut album ‘When the Tree Bears Fruit’ (2019).‘Placeholder’ is also devastatingly honest and channels The Field Mice asit buries itself like an arrow into your heart. The production is ambitious,with 12-string and acoustic guitars, percussion, piano, saxophone andharmonium all sitting comfortably in these outstanding songs. Drawingcomparisons with Dolly Mixture, Sara Goes Pop and Look Blue Go Purple,Parsnip are an animated ensemble, full of life, emotional complexity andhumour. The laughter in the dark is real, but then the sun comes up andwe all must meet the day. Even the flowers turn their faces. Behold!Upset The Rhythm and Anti Fade Records proudly present Parsnip’s firstalbum in five years, ‘Behold’. Available in all good record stores April 26th




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