With their debut single ‘Bunched Up Letters’, The King’s Parade are becoming a fast favourite of mine. Having scored a residency at the incredible Ronnie Scott’s as well as performing at The Great Escape, Bestival and Reeperbhan Festival and on their own UK tour, frontman Olly Corpe and his fellow band members are clearly determined, and deservedly so, to make us all well aware of their soaring talent. The London-based four piece combine accomplished songwriting and catchy, chilled melodies with a jazzy, blues undertone in their first release, a singular track that will be making its way into many a music collection after just one listen.
Corpe’s vocals are toffee-smooth, accentuated beautifully by precise harmonies. Echoes of Hozier and George Ezra peep through, but his voice is most certainly all his own. The musical and instrumental arrangement is boisterous but wonderfully, melodically slick, and strikingly unique. The King’s Parade have a perfectly crafted track in ‘Bunched Up Letters’; each element locks in to the next with perfect subtlety, and something unforgettable is formed.
Article by Amie Bailey