Listen: Parade Of Lights – “We’re The Kids”

24 Jun

Parade Of Lights

Rejoice and sing hallelujah for summer is here at last. You may not have realised but the Solstice has passed, the longest day is done, Wimbledon starts today and we are officially in what is supposedly the hottest period of the year. So of course the rain continued to fall heavily over the weekend and generally speaking, it actually felt like an autumnal day.

While we do tend to talk about it a fair bit, we are British after all, we here at Alphabet Bands are not going to let the weather get us down. Should you look, you will find us sitting in our shorts and t-shirt, flip-flops on while we sip from colourful drinks that come with little umbrellas in them. Even if it is chucking it down. It’s summer dammit and we have a cracking summer anthem to kick the season off.

Hailing from Los Angeles, where they do actually get sunshine, Parade of Lights say they draw inspiration from a host of 80’s pop behemoths like U2, Depeche Mode and Madonna. Not mentioned is MGMT but from the very start the spirit of “Kids” is right there. That same big synthy sound hooks you in but while it continues throughout, “We’re The Kids” builds into something entirely different with its big festival friendly chorus that should be shouted back by a few thousand bouncing revellers. It’s more a dry ice infused Top Of The Pops haze of coloured spotlights, wobbly screen effects when the guitars wail and twisting, shuffling teenagers in the background. It’s walked straight up to the 80s, a tear of joy in its eye as they shake hands, and whispered, ‘you’re my father’.

“We’re The Kids” is out now and available on iTunes.


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One Response to “Listen: Parade Of Lights – “We’re The Kids””

  1. name not supplied August 19, 2013 at 23:58 #

    i liked the write – up you gave this track.

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