Tuesday, June 29, 2010
THE PARLOTONES: LIVE DESIGN
I still remember the look on my girlfriend's mum's face when she saw the music video for "Push Me To the Floor". It was a crushed, "why-did-they-make-such-an-odd-video-for-such-a-pretty-song" sort of look.
They're middle of the road, their fans are middle-aged radio listeners that like tapping their fingers on the wheel when they drive home and their music's used in Pick 'n Pay ads. But they're not wearing Prime Circle leather jackets and sunglasses on their heads. There's a camp, cabaret weirdness beneath the surface. The problem is, every song sounds like they’re trying to sell me something.
Click here to read the full review on Channel24.co.za.