Beat-driven. Employing heavy elements of funk and soul, paris_monster closes the gaps between synth-pop & garage; between modern detail and old-school grit. Solid earth. Soaring soundscapes. A mass of noise. Volatility. Vocal singularity.
The Deli NYC calls paris_monster “a precise, complex and sophisticated mechanism" with a "a monstrous instrumental technique”, delivering a sound that “could be the new face of American roots rock”.
In fall of 2017 paris_monster began recording their first full length LP, set to be released in 2018. The album will solidify their dirty, glitchy, lyric-centered, groove-based sound, and will be a milepost in their search for a focused and flexible musical approach. The elements of funk and soul join with lyrical themes of bygone eras in rural settings, characters lost, and mortality confronted. Love achieved, and denied. Americana. Themes in stark contrast to the pounding grooves and electronic mayhem, creating depths and dimensions that could have been otherwise achieved only by dropping a modular synth in the corn fields of central New York or the woods of Connecticut. And maybe that’s exactly what happened.
Lesley Keller of Pancakes & Whiskey said, "Each time I see them perform I’m dumbfounded at just how great they are”. parismonster’s live show is something to behold. The challenge when seeing them live is getting past the fact that there are only two people creating all that sound. Two people. A drum set. A bass. A keyboard. A eurorack modular synth. One microphone. And all that sound. Beyond this visual impossibility is a careful and deliberate balance of sounds,colors, and textures. Melodies to serve a story. Chaos to destroy preciousness. The Deli NYC observed, “infallible superior forces: as we all know now, 'with great power comes great responsibilities,' and the duo never abuses of it - that's what good musicianship is." parismonster's full catalogue is available NOW on iTunes. The Deli NYC said of recent release “Ain’t No Movin’ Me”: “…[paris_monster] showcases its prowess for hook writing/crafting a track that could stand without accompaniment as a blues-y, spiritual declaration, but is launched into another realm by its bed of synths and echoing choruses. An inspired take on blues folk that's both hypnotic and engaging.”
The lyrically explosive, musically diverse, Funk Rock Hybrid with a Hip-Pop twist known as DOPESICKFLY emanate an upbeat feel good vibe. With a confidence and power they are encouraging & sing of life connecting to all ages. The bands distinctive sound and look is a result of four unique musicians coming together to create an extraordinary fusion. Rehearsing original songs in the streets of Glasgow, Scotland, was the sound board and birth of the band. Since then, Dopesickfly have rubbed shoulders with some huge acts and supported the likes of Big Country, Kool & The Gang, Shaun Ryder's Black Grape, Sugar Hill Gang, Pronto Mama, Raleigh Ritchie, The Milk, Kobi Onyame and Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5.
The lyrically explosive, musically diverse, Funk Rock Hybrid known as DOPESICKFLY emanate an upbeat feel good vibe inviting everyone to join in with catchy hooks and to dance their heart out! They are encouraging & sing of life connecting to all ages- making music for everyone.
Voted Top 10 Bands to watch - Capital One FM.
DOPESICKFLY are a modern day masterpiece.” David Perozzi, Executive Producer ABC News.
Winners of Celtic Connections open stage. ""Glasgow is privileged to have a band as high quality as DOPESICKFLY " Celtic Radio, Liz Clark
DOPESICKFLY supported 'Big Country' ' Kool & The Gang' 'Nicky Siano (studio 54) 'Sugar Hill Gang' 'Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5' 'Ray Harris' 'Raleigh Ritchie' 'Too Many Zoos'.
Founded in the summer 2015 in Glasgow Scotland having busked the streets of Glasgow, the band evolved there sound into a Neo Soul, Rock, acid jazz fusion with just the right amount of Funk.
With lead singer/lyricist Ant Thomaz soulful vocals, guitarist Chris Darling and his Flamenco/Funk twist, Joe Djaelani on bass elevating Neo Soul, Paul with his hip hop influence on drums and jazzy backing vocalist Claire Walker. DopeSickFly truly emanates a new refreshing alive sound.