Huawei Joburg Day artist the Parlotones announce brand new album 'China'


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The Parlotones have announced their long-awaited new album set for release on 20 July 2018.

Working with the likes of two time Ivor Novello Award winner and Grammy-nominated songwriter Sacha Skarbek (best known for writing James Blunt's hit singles "You're Beautiful" and "Goodbye My Lover" as well having worked with artists such as Adele, Lana Del Rey, Jason Mraz, Tears for Fears, and many more), Richard Archer (singer-songwriter, lead vocalist, guitarist and principal songwriter of indie rock band Hard-Fi), Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly musician Sam Duckworth and a selection of other songwriters the foundation of the album was born.

The album offers 25 tracks (Double CD release) that is sure to appeal to the band's fans around the world as well as to open them up to a whole new audience with their ever-evolving sound, yet still maintaining that signature Parlotones sound.

It's quite an exciting year for us, releasing a double album to celebrate 2 decades coupled with a local and international tour...it's kinda surreal coz it feels as fresh and as exciting as when we first started but it's an adventure that's spanned 20 years.

Kahn Morbee, lead vocalist of the Parlotones

We are really looking forward to bringing a new, yet familiar sound to all of our fans and allowing them to interpret what each song means to them. The songs mirror the human journey and it reflects our melancholic as well as blissful sides laced with questions about life and our perspectives. We're all thrilled about the end result and can't wait to share it with the world.

Kahn Morbee, lead vocalist of the Parlotones

2018 will also see The Parlotones celebrating their 20th Anniversary as a band and will take on a string of headline concerts in their native South Africa before making their way to mainland Europe, United Kingdom and Dubai on a 25 date tour through Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, England, Scotland and concluding the tour in Dubai.

The Parlotones may have been together for a lifetime, but their journey has only just begun….

The album is available for pre-order now.

South African fans can see The Parlotones live on the following dates:

13 July – Vrystaat Kunstefees, Sand du Plessis Theatre, Bloemfontein

14 July - Verkykerskop

20 July – Teatro, Montecasino, Johannesburg

4 August - Harties Unite Rock Fest - Broederstrrom

8 August - Barnyard Vereeniging

11 August - Queensburgh Rugby Club (Werda School)

12 August - Caversham outdoor sessions with Gangs of Ballet

1 Sept – Huawei Joburg Day (Crocodile Creek, Lanseria)

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Catch them at Huawei Joburg Day on 1 September 2018 for a mix of the hits and music from their latest album.

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