Parallels

Live Act Electropop Alternative Pop Synthiepop Electronic Indie
Parallels - Electropop Alternative Pop Synthiepop Electronic Indie Live Act in Toronto

Parallels Short Info

Canadian electronic-pop trio, PARALLELS, conjures classic pop sentiments of neon nights with songs that transport the past into a modern context, just as grey fades into color on Polaroid film. NME described front-woman, Holly Dodson’s vocals as ‘A young Madonna meet’s modern electro”. Echoes of this can be heard in the soundtrack of 2013 Oscar winning short-film “Curfew” featuring Parallels’ song, “Dry Blood” off of their debut album “Visionaries. Dodson, and her brother, drummer, Nick Dodson along with keyboardist Artem Galperine are currently back in Marigold Studios recording their third release set for 2015.

Since the band’s inception in 2008, PARALLELS has toured extensively covering thousands of miles bringing their collection of vintage synthesizers and lively HI-NRG rhythms from Toronto to LA, Moscow to Miami, New York to San Francisco and everywhere in between. After a whirlwind 36-date North American tour in 2013, PARALLELS was chosen by NXNE as one of the top 15 Alternative Artists to see at the annual festival in Toronto. The band has also been an electric presence at CMJ, CMW and El Paso’s Neon Desert Music Festival, and has shared billing with internationally-acclaimed artists such as Florence + the Machine, Crystal Castles, A-Trak, Glass Candy, The Juan Maclean and Broken Social Scene.

Their second album, XII, was manifested over the winter months of 2011, during late nights at Marigold Studios in Toronto. Subsequently, XII, was released in June 2012 independently through Marigold Productions, and shortly there after, reached #5 on Earshot’s National Electronic Charts in Canada. The album is a collection of moonlit radiance and sparkling pop, songs that “coo and shimmer with an indoor sunnyness, with the color of iridescent and strobe lights.” (Daytrotter, 2012).

Canadian electronic-pop trio, PARALLELS, conjures classic pop sentiments of neon nights with songs that transport the past into a modern context, just as grey fades into color on Polaroid film. NME described front-woman, Holly Dodson’s vocals as ‘A young Madonna meet’s modern electro”. Echoes of this can be heard in the soundtrack of 2013 Oscar winning short-film “Curfew” featuring Parallels’ song, “Dry Blood” off of their debut album “Visionaries. Dodson, and her brother, drummer, Nick Dodson along with keyboardist Artem Galperine are currently back in Marigold Studios recording their third release set for 2015.

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Past Gigs Parallels

  • 04 | 2015 Toronto Rivoli - EP Release
  • 06 | 2013 Los Angeles Los Globos
  • 06 | 2013 San Francisco POPSCENE @ Rickshaw Stop
  • 06 | 2013 Miami Grand Central
  • 06 | 2013 Toronto North By North East
  • 05 | 2013 Toronto Canadian Music Week
  • 10 | 2011 New York CMJ Festival
  • 06 | 2011 Moscow Solyanka
  • 06 | 2011 El Paso Neon Desert Music Festival
  • 06 | 2010 Toronto Time Festival

Discography Parallels

  • 2016 TBA Album | Marigold Productions
  • 2015 Civilization EP EP | Marigold Productions
  • 2012 XII Album | Marigold Productions
  • 2010 Visionaries Album | Marigold Productions

Media

  • Video Parallels - Ultralight (Off...
  • Sound Civilization
  • Sound Dry Blood
  • Sound Age Of Consent
  • Video Civilization by Parallels (...

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Origin

  • Toronto CA

Founded

  • 2009

Members

  • Holly Dodson Vocalist/Keyboardist
  • Nick Dodson Drummer
  • Artem Galperine Keyboardist