|Park Hotel Check Into The Panda!|
|24th January 2017|
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| ** PARK HOTEL CHECK INTO THE PANDA! **
** 'GONE AS A FRIEND' SINGLE ARRIVES 03.02.17! **
** VICTORIA LAUNCH OCCURRING 14.03.17! **
A merrily grooving fierce panda one sheet
The Act: PARK HOTEL
The Release: ‘GONE AS A FRIEND’
The Format: DIGITAL SINGLE
The Label: FIERCE PANDA
The Release Date: FEBRUARY 3RD / The Focus Date: MARCH 10TH
The Truth: Park Hotel are a post-electronic dance band based in London. Centred on the creative duo of Tim Abbey and Rebeca Marcos-Rosa they explore the mirrorball-noir territory between alternative arena electronica and wired downtown songwriting. ‘Gone As A Friend’ is their frankly terrific debut, laced as it is with supercool boy / girl vocals and a lovely supple groove.
Live their metropolitan disco-rock studio incarnation expands into a steamroller six piece neo-funk band, featuring three-way vocal harmonies, two guitars, drums, percussion, keyboards and ample cowbell. We think it’s like some joyfully communal face-off between LCD Soundsystem and Earth, Wind & Fire with flashes of Steely Dan and even It’s Immaterial, and by gum we’re not wrong.
Park Hotel first entered a recording studio in 2016 to work with producer Eliot James on two tracks 'Gone As A Friend' and 'Going West', handing them over for mixing to Nathan Boddy and mastering at New York's Sterling Sound. After playing a series of feverishly received under-the-radar London shows in Autumn 2016 the band felt ready to go public with a first release, scheduling 'Gone As A Friend' for February 3rd. An album of immaculate dance-craft waits in the wings. Reserve rooms early for 2017.
Park Hotel hereby become the 12th and indeed final release as part of the fierce panda singles club of 2016 / 17ish, following the hearty likes of Alphaduka, Coquin Migale, Cavalry, Chalk, HUSH!, 485C, White Giant, Affairs, A Lily, Joey Fourr and National Service and supported by the casual provenance of Arts Council England.
Rather excellently, having sold out the Lexington in February Park Hotel next headline the launch party for the 'fierce panda: singles '16' album right here:
FEBRUARY 16TH 2017: LONDON KINGS CROSS LEXINGTON