LISTEN: Tess Parks – ‘Happy Birthday Forever’

Toronto-born, London-based singer-songwriter Tess Parks has announced the release of her long-awaited new album ‘And Those Who Were Seen Dancing, her first full-length solo offering since her much-loved debut album, Blood Hot, was released back in 2013. Since then, she has toured internationally and collaborated with Brian Jonestown Massacre’s Anton Newcombe in recent years (most recently the duo’s self-titled 2018 LP). Taken from the upcoming album, Parks has now shared the first single and video, ‘Happy Birthday Forever‘.

Flowing with a retro early ’90s vibe, with shades of the ’60s inspired Shoegaze and Madchester genres, it has a distinctly Happy Mondays feel to my (only slightly old) pair of ears. Those familiar with Tess Parks’ voice will find her beautifully hazy vocals perfectly suited to the track’s danceable groove and spacey beats, as a sophisticated slice of shimmering psych-pop is created.

The video perfectly mirrors the timelessness of the track; featuring home-recordings of Parks at ballet classes as a child, accompanying the immersive refrain of “get me out of here”. Both song and video are ‘en-pointe’ and an enticing taster for the upcoming album, as the single fades out with a captivating allure on the promising lines “You oughta shake your world”…

And Those Who Were Seen Dancing, the upcoming album from Tess Parks, is set for release on 20th May via Fuzz Club.

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Photo Credit: Luz Gullardo

Get In Her Ears Talks Siren Calling 15.08.19

Mari & Kate were back in the studio this week with a healthy dose of new music from ARXX, Suggested Friends, Scotch & Water, Le Butcherettes, The Big Moon, Hurtling, Future Silence, Stella Emmett and more.

Kelly from We Can Do It Records also joined the girls to talk about her upcoming Siren Calling Festival, taking place this Saturday 17th August in Hackney Wick at Studio 9294. Headliner Tess Parks will be joined by She Makes War, Rews (acoustic), Something Leather, The Cosmics, Gaygirl & many more!

Listen back:

Whitney Houston – It’s Not Right But It’s Okay
Le Butcherettes – Ever Fallen In Love (The Buzzcocks cover)
Future Silence – Kansas Plains
ARXX – You Got What You Want
Shari Vari – Out Of Order
Ziv – Fav Shirt
Party Fears – Dog Star (Rookes remix)
Alessi’s Ark – Sacred
Sonja Sleator – Protection
The Big Moon – It’s Easy Then
Suggested Friends – Cygnets
Frankie Cosmos – Wannago
REWS – Shine
Scotch & Water – Moving On
Tess Parks – Somedays
Valeras – Playing With a Gun
Thyla – Blue
ABBA – Gimme, Gimme, Gimme
Hurtling – Summer
Stella Emmett – Calvin Klein
Something Leather – Disappear On Me
Like A Villain – My Hands
Ennieloud – In My Room
Alana Henderson – Museum
Hannah Stewart – Glaze
Adults – Alex, Keep Yr Hands to Yrself
Wolf Alice – White Leather
Bat For Lashes – Daniel