Why The Lonely Parade Rules by Claire Whitehead (2015)
The Lonely Parade completely caught me off guard the first time I saw them. Seeing this band play is like witnessing all of the smartest musical ideas unleashed in a 3-piece of creative freedom. I literally cried. With a drummer who can ride through almost any beat imaginable, a bassist who plays counter melodies with the guitar while cementing a sweet groove, and a guitarist who takes risks with refreshingly inventive riffs, you can’t help but smile-cry out loud, or just in your heart. Their songs keep you hooked, rolling out like a choose-your-own-adventure storybook, changing confidently to new and unexpected melodic territory that keeps you excited for the next turn.
When it comes to lyrics, The Lonely Parade draws on themes as old as the Greek myth of Icarus and as current as last night’s punk show. Though the members are young in age, lyrics like “I don’t want to have to pay just to make more money” show their insightful wisdom and passionate resistance towards the society they see themselves aging into.
With the creativity and passionate intention behind both lyrics and musical arrangements The Lonely Parade will fill your spirit with inspiration to go forth and start your own adventure!
Claire Whitehead plays guitar and sings in Kazoo! Fest 2015 act, Blimp Rock.