Somewhere in between pop and psychosis, somber poetry and dark rock, there is Major Parkinson. A fearless and distinctly different band, with a fresh, unconventional approach to the art of writing music.
It’s been a long time coming, but Bergen based 7 piece experimental pop rock outfit Major Parkinson have just revealed that they will launch a brand new track to bring in the new year. Major Parkinson will release the new single ‘Jonah’ on January 3rd, 2020, ahead of their headline show at the Vulkan Arena in Oslo on January 11th 2020.
‘Jonah’ is a track that can best be described as an interlude between the band’s well received album ‘Blackbox’ and their forthcoming album that is currently being written and recorded.
In order to bring this track to life, ‘Jonah’ was placed in the hands of well known mixing engineer Gareth Jones who is best known for his work with Depeche Mode, Erasure, Mogwai, New Order and more. Adding the finishing touches to this fusion of dark synth-pop meets experimental rock, is Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, who is known for his mastering on works from Tame Impala, Arcade Fire and more.
Jonah will be available on Bandcamp and across all digital platforms on January 3rd.
Lars (synths) says this about the track and the forthcoming show:
“The launch of Jonah marks the end of a long, arduous process to set the stage for our next album, and we’re thrilled to finally release this thing into the world. After an album as expansive as Blackbox, we needed to take a step back and reflect on where to go next: Keep diving as deep as possible into various rabbit holes, or look at alternative ways of doing things? Maybe Jonah is the middle ground, a palate cleanser, to prepare fans for what’s to come on the new album. It’s huge and dreamy and maybe it’ll surprise a few people, but it’s felt like a natural progression into this. And there’ll be plenty of other surprises along the way to the next album so stay tuned.
The poetic thing about this song, is that we were supposed to release it exactly one year ago at the ‘twin’ show we performed at the Vulkan Arena last year. Consider this a rewind, stop, replay, but with an actual song release this time! So come along and sing with us.”
Stay tuned for more on Major Parkinson!
Major Parkinson is:
Jon Ivar Kollbotn – Vocals
Eivind Gammersvik – Bass
Lars C Bjørknes – Synth
Sondre Veland – Drums
Sondre Skollevoll – Guitar/Backing Vocals
Øystein Bech-Eriksen – Guitar
Claudia Cox – Violin/Vocals
Social Media Links:
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/majorparkinson/
Twitter – @MajorParkinson
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