West Hollywood, CA
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British singer/songwriter Ollie Wride announces his US solo debut at West Hollywood’s legendary Troubadour, having last sold out the venue as frontman with FM-84. He has penned some of synthwave’s most popular tracks including “Running in The Night”, “Never Stop” and “Stranger Love”, while his live performances are known to be both exhilarating and captivating.
Following the success of these collaborations, it provided Wride the opportunity to further explore his melodic sensibilities, fusing elements of alternative rock with the nostalgic hallmarks of synth pop, culminating in the release of his debut solo album “Thanks In Advance”. The debut released on NewRetroWave Records is widely praised and charted on Billboard’s Top 10 Electronic charts as well as No.1 on iTunes’ Electronic chart.
Stepping into Parallels’ universe is like seeing color fade into focus on Polaroid film. Combining classic synthesizer sounds with the bite of postpunk-guitar, powerhouse drumming and their signature sugar-rush vocals - Parallels style is unrivaled.
Since releasing their cult-classic debut album “Visionaries” in 2010, Parallels has released 5 studio albums embracing a broad range of pop, postpunk, new wave and nu-disco influences. Parallels emerged out of the MySpace/mp3 blog explosion that included The Valerie Collective and Discodust, coming up with artists like Glass Candy, Desire, Anoraak, College and Futurecop! Originally forming in Toronto, they now call Los Angeles home.
In 2020, Parallels celebrated the 10-year Anniversary of their debut album“Visionaries” with a limited edition vinyl repress through NewRetroWave Records. The album sold out and charted on iTunes Electronic Chart. In collaboration with electro-rock artist Radio Wolf, Parallels co-wrote and co-produced a 7-song soundtrack for Sci-Fi feature film “Proximity” directed by Emmy-Award winning VFX artist Eric Demeusy (Stranger Things, Tron: Legacy, Game Of Thrones). The album was released on LA-based imprint, Lakeshore Records and their song “Journey’s End” won Best Song In A Film at the Los Angeles Film Awards.
Parallels has toured extensively from Stockholm to New York City, and has shared billing with artists including Florence + The Machine, Miami Horror, Glass Candy, Desire, TR/ST and YELLE. They can also be heard on the soundtrack of 2013 Oscar-winning short film “Curfew”. The live band consists of co-founding member and lead-vocalist Holly Dodson, Florence Bullock (aka Glitbiter) on keys and vocals, guitarist Colin Knighton, Christopher Pedraza on drums and Walter Bernath on bass.