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About The Parlotones
"impassioned, stadium-ready indie-rock of a superior kind” - Mail On Sunday (UK)
"SA’s answer to Radiohead” - The Guardian (UK)
"oodles of charisma and infectious songs” – The Sun (UK)
"South Africa's answer to Coldplay” - The Independent (UK)
"one of the most exciting bands of the year” - Rhythm Magazine (UK)
"anthemic slice of indie rock” – Music Week (UK)
Multi-platinum selling South African sensations The Parlotones, known for hits such as ‘Push Me To The Floor’, ‘I’m Only Human’ and ‘Remember When’, have just released new tour dates for the UK, including Ireland for the first time. NEWS JUST IN – Justin Serrao has been added to the bill as the opening act on the night.
The Parlotones consist of Kahn, Neil and Brothers Glen and Paul who formed over 10 years ago and have ever since achieved massive success in their home country of South African and Worldwide.
The Parlotones have toured extensively internationally since 2007, spending months on the road in the UK, Europe and North America. They have also toured in South America, Australia and Japan, supporting acts like Coldplay, Starsailor and Snow Patrol.
They released their first album, Episoda,in 2003 and have since released 5 more studio albums which includes the latest one Stand Like Giants (2013) They have also released two live albums, Unplugged (2008) and Live Design (2010).
Two of their albums, Radiocontrolledrobot and Stardust Galaxies won a SAMA (South African Music Award) for “Best Rock Album”.
In 2012 the band performed a rock opera called Dragonflies and Astronauts which was broadcast live around the world in 3D via DIRECT TV and in 2D live on Facebook. They continue to be involved in various charity projects supporting charities such as Earth Hour, Nelson Mandela’s 46664 and now the Teenage Cancer Trust in the UK as well as various others.
Not only making great music, the Parlotones blended three different wines during 2009 and 2010. These wines were names after some of their most popular songs: “Giant Mistake”, “push me to the floor”, and “we call this Dancing”
The band are also well-known for their music videos, which cover various styles and themes, almost every video has won an award.