Indian Dream Poppers Parekh & Singh Announce UK & Ireland May Tour
“A wonderful debut album full of surface beauty and carefree humour” – Sunday Times
“A winningly sweet album” – The Times
“Cheerily seductive and charmingly handsome” – Uncut
“Music to give you a hug and a kiss. Parekh & Singh are smashing it” – The Skinny
Kolkata based dream pop outfit Parekh & Singh have today announced their debut run of UK shows. Scheduled for seven gigs between the 18th and 28th of May, they will bring their brand of delicate, wistful pop to these shores for the band’s first gigs outside of their native India.
Comprising just two members, Nishcay Parekh on vocals, guitar, keyboards and synths, and Jivraj Singh on drums, drum machines and effects, Parekh & Singh make music of whimsical, magical beauty, as found on their debut LP ‘Ocean’, released to a flurry of fantastic reviews and press attention in October last year. Recent single ‘I Love You Baby, I Love You Doll’ has been getting significant traction at radio, with repeated plays across the BBC on 6 Music and Asian Network, and Cerys Matthews, a dedicated and early fan of the band, recently had them in for a fantastically received live session.
A pair of unabashed dreamers, Parekh & Singh have a beautiful Wes Anderson influenced aesthetic to match their sun – kissed sounds. The video for ‘I Love You Baby, I Love You Doll’ has been viewed upwards of 330,000 times and prompted Anderson to declare himself a fan of the band. Parekh & Singh’s easy way with each other and the dreamy languor that pervades their music belies the dedication of two talented musicians, both immersed in music from an early age. While Jivraj grew up onstage and backstage following his parent’s band, Nischay’s household was soundtracked by his mother’s luck dip cassette hoard of pop classics from Frank Sinatra, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder to the ‘somewhat confusing’ Geri Halliwell. Blending all these influences to create a world distinctly theirs, Parekh & Singh are the fresh new sound of India.
*Sitars and tablas have not been used in the recording of this music.
Thurs 18 May – Dublin Workman’s Social Club
Tues 23 May – London The Courtyard Theatre
Wed 24 May – Birmingham The Actress & Bishop
Thurs 25 May – Glasgow Hug & Pint
Fri 26 May – Manchester Dot to Dot
Sat 27 May – Bristol Dot to Dot
Sun 28 May – Nottingham Dot to Dot