Capsule Review: PARLOVR @ The Silver Dollar (NXNE 2012)
I really didn’t want to be at this PARLOVR show. I REALLY didn’t. I had just covered them for CMW, and as such I was SUPPOSED to be over at Sneaks for another band, rather than repeating coverage.
“I’m not going to stay,” I said…
“Well, maybe I’ll just stick around for the first 10 minutes,” I said…
“Fuck it, these guys are awesome!”
I think I knew deep down I wasn’t going anywhere all along, but that was just fine with me.
If you haven’t heard – and you really should have heard – PARLOVR are an excellent three-piece from Montreal. They are completely themselves, and it shows. Their songs are original as all get-out, although they generally fall in the category I like to refer to as scuzz-rock.
The real highlight of a PARLOVR set is watching their dueling frontmen go at it. Louis David Jackson and Alex Cooper are hilarious paired up together, bantering back and forth and with the crowd; they really make the set entertaining even regardless of the excellent musical component.
Set highlights were new single Holding Onto Something (from their Polaris Prize longlisted album Kook Soul – see the video here) and fan favourite Pen To The Paper. If you want a bit more detailed info on their live show, check out that CMW write-up, but suffice to say that PARLOVR are an act that you need to catch.