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As has become customary for our birthday celebrations, we’re extremely excited to bring you another compilation album featuring the cream of the North East crop.

The album is FREE to download from our Bandcamp page; today, we focus on A Festival, A Parade’s Where’s The Treasure?

A Festival, A Parade – Where’s The Treasure?

A Festival. A Parade have been causing a bit of a stir in the region’s talent-packed music scene of late, with a distinct knack for conjuring up some solid, ambient indie rock with a post-hardcore underbelly.

Where’s The Treasure? kicks straight in with singer Joe Allen’s soothing vocal lines and quickly evolves into an understated anthem, walls of picked guitar acting as a false sense of security, and when the track peaks with a devastating breakdown it shatters everything within its vicinity. Allen explains its significance: “This was the first song we ever wrote together as a band. It’s all about money, and how you feel when you have, and haven’t, got any. Money can make you feel powerful, annoyed, vulnerable (among many other emotions) and I’ve inadvertently tried to talk about that in the track.”

A Festival, A Parade play Pop Recs Ltd. on Friday 8th April as part of NARC.’s 10th birthday celebrations, alongside Rhys Patterson and Cape Cub.

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