Parlour Flames is a collaboration between Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs (ex Oasis) and “alt-pop troubadour” Vinny Peculiar. The Manchester based duo have written and produced their self titled debut LP, playing guitars, basses, pianos and keyboards. Vinny sings and writes the lyrics. It’s described as “an eclectic mix of guitar-based pop with a psychedelic twist, a folk-art-rock record, lyrically engaging and melodic”.
I can’t say I’m that keen on the second single ‘Pop Music Football And Girls’ which is out next week, but the debut track ‘Manchester Rain’ is a lovely thing indeed, a nice musical portrait of a drizzly northern day that captures that looking out of the window at the grim weather feeling. Listen to that below. The ‘Parlour Flames’ LP is out today (20th May 2013) on CD, Vinyl and download through Cherry Red records. Expect “studied psychedelic musings, melodic hooks, devious lyrics, hard boiled guitars, artful and accessible tunes…”