Parlovr – Kook Soul [Review]


I have been a big fan of Parlovr (Pronounced Parlour) since they burst out into the scene with their catchy pop rock anthem sing-along “Pen To Paper” from their debut self-titled album.
Since then the band has opened up to such bands like Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, Handsome Furs, Surfer Blood, Born Ruffians & Tokyo Police Club.
The band being signed to Dine Alone Records in 2010.
Finally the wait is over and after long delays, Kooksoul will see the light of day on May 15, 2012.

Kooksoul is filled with 12 great amazing indie pop rock music.
This is a quote from Alex on the album:
“Thematically, the whole record is about remembering, and pining over relationships and all the different shapes they take throughout one’s life.”
“Heartbreak, infatuation, teenage love, old age regret, faded feelings.”

I could say that gone are the spastic rock sounds that I was familiar with from the debut album.
This album has more of a refined, sleek and high production sound.
More of that 1950s surf rock sound in tracks like Amaze-Me-Jane, Now That You’re Gone and Fisticuffs & Affidavits.
Glad that General Hell (True Love Fades) made it on the album, if you haven’t seen them play this song live.
It is intense and crazy when they play it live.
You can say that Kooksoul is more of a mature sounding album.
Not too kooky but there is alot of soul into the album.
Definitively a great album by Parlovr!!!

That is one freaky band picture! 😛

Best tracks:

  • Do You Remember?
  • Just Marriage
  • Holding On To Something
  • Married On A Sunday
  • You Only Want It Cause You’re Lonely
  • 4000
  • Amaze-Me-Jane
  • General Hell (True Love Fades)
  • Bad Faith
  • It Only Happens to the Ones In Love

I’d give Kook Soul a 9.5/10.
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