Bonnaroo Artist | Lily & the Parlour Tricks
Bonnaroo History | Newbie
Stage & Time | TBA
Just like last year and the year before, we’re making it our mission to help you get acquainted with as many bands as we can from Bonnaroo‘s impressive 2014 lineup. In addition to main stage acts, we also want to be sure to give the Club Stage bands some love, so, for the next month or so, we’re adding a second daily spotlight. They might be the smallest artists on Bonnaroo’s bill, but the Club Stage bands are some of the best and most exciting up and coming acts around. As with our main stage previews, we’ll start from the bottom and work our way up. Keep reading for your Bonnaroo Club Stage Band of the Day…
Today’s Bonnaroo Club Stage Band of the Day is Lily & the Parlour Tricks. This quintet come from New York City, and describe their sound as “vintage pop for the future,” which is about as fitting of a description you’ll hear for this unique group. In order to arrive at their intriguing sound, they combine a strong, female-fronted vocal melody (sung by Lily) and enough harmony parts for all three of the singers to croon throughout the track. In many ways, the vocal styles Lily & the Parlour Tricks rely upon sound exactly like something out of a soul record from the ’60s. However, the other half of the band comes up with a musical backbone that is energetic, crunchy, and occasionally even chaotic. This section of the group’s music seems to border closer to traditional indie rock. Where the band excel is taking these two vastly different styles and seamlessly integrating them together to form a unique sound.
Despite their success in the last few years (which includes a nomination for best Americana song at the Independent Music Awards), Lily and the Parlous Tricks have actually released only a couple of official tracks. However, what they have put out is absolutely rocking. Don’t believe us? Check out a stream of the band’s most popular track, “Requiem,” or watch the video for “The Poison Song,” below, and you’ll see what we mean. This band is like nothing you’ve ever heard before, and, trust us, that’s most definitely a good thing.
LISTEN | “Requiem”
WATCH | “The Poison Song” (Official Music Video)