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Major Parkinson

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 01:20
by chaffinch
This Norwegian band are definitely 'Cardiacs Alike'. Apologies if they've been mentioned here before but the search function turned up a blank. Just discovered them recently after they were recommended on another forum and I think they're great. Their most recent album 'Songs From A Solitary Home' (the only one I've acquired so far) is brilliant.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9RbJqWLc5U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iKMgkcu8vA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHZnF8fYJLM

Re: Major Parkinson

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:42
by eadric
Thanks for this, loving them so far!

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 15:27
by dogsetc.
They even 'enter' with The Alphabet Business Concern...!

All very exciting. :(

Re: Major Parkinson

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 16:01
by shiroihage
Haven't posted on here for ages...but this lot are fvcking ace. They love Cardiacs but aint no rip-off. Both their albums so far are excellent. Chock-block with melody, weirdness and quality musicianship. Well worth checking out if you haven't yet. My fave tracks are "Heart of Hickory" and "I am Erica" for starters.

Re: Major Parkinson

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 14:35
by AndyB
Wow, this band is blooming brilliant...! 8)

Re: Major Parkinson

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 22:22
by Andy_w
I can't emphasise enough how spot on the previous posters are... This band are the real deal. Without question the most exciting new Cardiacs influenced band I've come across for years. Completely individual in their own right, but clever, inspired, unique, the album brought a huge smile to my face.

For those who haven't yet heard their stuff, try them. A huge thanks to Chaffinch for finding them. A live date in the UK would be fantastic.

Re: Major Parkinson

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 22:22
by chaffinch
Andy_w wrote:A huge thanks to Chaffinch for finding them.


You're welcome...someone mentioned them on the 'Cook'd and Bomb'd' forum (a fair few Cardiacs fans on there it seems), otherwise I'd never have come across them myself.

New album out soon apparently!

Re: Major Parkinson

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 06:50
by Bispy
Just bought the Songs From A Solitary Home CD. Great find. Thanks a million!! :D

Re: Major Parkinson

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 22:26
by huxley
One more to the "ta for pointing these out" fund.

Re: Major Parkinson

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 17:56
by Myndforest
Managed to get hold of Both albums on 'tinternet... On the strength or recommendations and a quick listen to one or 2 bits of tracks to get the vibe...

http://majorparkinson.bandcamp.com

The first, and best... only available to download - best tracks 'Bicycle!' & 'Meat Me In The Disco' (IMO) The second, download only or download with CD - went for the latter...

Very interesting parallel universes - though Cardiacs of course much better.

I'm also a long time fan of Ozrics and found a band from Finland called 'Hidria Spacefolk'...

Re: Major Parkinson

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 03:59
by Bispy
Bought the second Major Parkinson album via their website and when dispatch of the CD was delayed due to running out of discs, the keyboard player sent me both CDs and a t-shirt to make up for the wait. Very happy indeed.

Re: Major Parkinson

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 21:13
by chaffinch
New single (well, a couple of months old but I've just noticed it).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNzfFEB0ipc

Re: Major Parkinson

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 18:16
by abade
For those who are not aware: Major Parkinson have started a crowd funding campaign, in order to finalise the third album(and do other stuff like making vinyls):

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/major ... nema-vinyl

5.436€ have already been raised. Their goal is 13.000€. 18 days left to reach it.

Re: Major Parkinson

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 02:54
by Snardbafulator
abade wrote:For those who are not aware: Major Parkinson have started a crowd funding campaign, in order to finalise the third album(and do other stuff like making vinyls):

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/major ... nema-vinyl

5.436€ have already been raised. Their goal is 13.000€. 18 days left to reach it.

That a talented band like Major Parkinson, which plays very clever and compellingly twisted pop, can't make it as self-funded artists in a country as dedicated to the arts as Norway is quite a commentary on the state of our musical culture. What, exactly, would they have to do to get the kind of label support taken for granted by Oasis, Coldplay and Arctic Monkeys?

Thank goodness for the superfans who put their shoulders to the wheel in calls like this ...

Bob

Re: Major Parkinson

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 15:18
by chaffinch
abade wrote:For those who are not aware: Major Parkinson have started a crowd funding campaign, in order to finalise the third album(and do other stuff like making vinyls):

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/major ... nema-vinyl

5.436€ have already been raised. Their goal is 13.000€. 18 days left to reach it.


I just stumbled upon this before logging in here and seeing your post. Uncanny timing as the total had reached 13.002 when I had a look 5 minutes ago!

Their new album is called Twilight Cinema and is coming out in January.

https://soundcloud.com/degatonpr/twilig ... ew/s-Qa23i
Here's a sample (rough mixes). Sounds good to me, looking forward to this immensely!