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The Parlotones consist of band members Khan Morbee, Neil Pauw, Glen Hodgson and Paul Hodgson. They’ve been together as a band for more than 10 years and have achieved an enormous amount of support from their fellow South Africans. The award winning band has release 6 studio albums and they have won the award for Best Rock Album in the South African Music Awards (SAMA) for 2 of the 6 studio albums. Their latest album, Antiques & Artefacts is their 7th studio album. The success of the Parlotones is not restricted to South African borders, they have reached success in the international market too. The Parlotones have toured the UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, North America, South America, Canada, Australia, Japan and Russia. They have toured with Coldplay, Starsailor, Snow Patrol and Blue October.
The Parlotones is a diverse band that started off as an Alternative band with influence stemming from British bands such as The Cure, The Smiths, Radiohead and Coldplay. With time the band evolved and was recognised as an Indie, Rock and Pop band.
The Parlotones are not your conventional band, they are a band with purposes. They have been involved in Earth Hour, Live Earth, Nelson Mandela’s 46664, Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital, Rhino Force, United Against Malaria and in 2012 the band climbed Mount Kilimanjaro part of an awareness campaign against violence against children and women in Africa.
The Parlotones blended three different wines which were named after their most popular songs Giant Mistake, Push Me To The Floor and We Call This Dancing. The Parlotones performed a rock opera Dragonflies and Astronauts which was broadcast live worldwide in 3D on Direct TV and 2D on Facebook.
The Parlotones are currently touring the country and other parts of Africa launching their latest album Antiques & Artefacts. They are set to be in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday the 12th of May at the Chapel Street Studios. Be sure to get your ticket at Computicket for R200.
The Parlotones were interviewed on #TheLastLecture which is on Monday-Friday from 2-4pm.
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