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DISCO DANCER
:: Parka ::
07 January 2008 / No Label Required / Jeepster / 2 Trk CD
By Emily Slowlie

Glaswegian (now London based) indie / electro rockers Parka, successfully blend in a saxophone. Ingeniously they bury it quite deep in the mix. It sounds understated. It sounds ace. Their pulsating bass driven disco thumps are roughed up by the shake and flit of guitars leading to a chorus that begins its melodic descent, fuelled by the boost of all the instruments hurtling on in unison with the vocals. Itís a simple fun, premise. Write a simple, energetic pop song, keep the sound sparse and electrifying Ė canít lose. Parka certainly donít and the climatic finale is effectively a row of three cherries on a one armed musical bandit. Watch out.


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