Saturday, September 13, 2014

Parralox climbs to #6 on the Charts!

"Crying on the Dancefloor feat Francine" by Parralox has climbed to #6 in the Music Week UK Commercial Pop Chart!
This is an amazing result for our 2nd week in the chart, when you consider Sam Smith is #1 and Nicky Minaj is #14!
Thanks again go to YOU, our loyal fans, as well as the DJs, blogs, press, PR and management  (Raj!) who supported us.
We love you all..
x John.

Watch 'Crying on the Dancefloor feat Francine' here >
Buy 'Crying on the Dancefloor feat Francine' here >

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Crying on the Dancefloor - Debuts at #40!

Crying on the Dancefloor feat Francine has debuted at #40 on the Music Week UK Commercial Pop Club Charts!
It's an amazing effort to have entered the charts at #40 and we thank all the DJ's, fans and crew who supported us.
See the video here > 
Buy the single here >

Friday, September 5, 2014

Parralox Interview/Front cover of EILE Magazine

Parralox have been interviewed by EILE magazine, and also as a bonus they've featured John von Ahlen on the front page.
Check out the article, which includes pictures of Francine & Johanna, and what we think about reality TV, how we work and more!

Click here to read EILE magazine online for free

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Sunday, February 23, 2014

"A quirky and off the wall performance"

Polly Scattergood/Parralox/Daniel Robinson

Road Trip Bar, London - 7 February 2014
"A quirky and off the wall performance"

This tiny venue near Old Street was host to an evening of interesting music (courtesy of EQ Music Live), unfortunately work meant I could not get to the venue in time to see the first two acts, but I was in time to see Daniel Robinson, who looked like a Hipster Justin Bieber and whose music was well crafted and very danceable, but its hard for me to comment as it was not my kind of music, but those around me seemed to enjoy it. 5/10

Next up were Parralox – which boded well from the start as they had a Sequential Circuits Pro-One synthesizer on stage. The band arrived on stage all dressed in black and looking very Gothic, so I was expecting something dark and gloomy. I was happily surprised that what I heard was excellent synthpop and the vocals, from new vocalist Johanna, were excellent. To be honest, the music was very europop/nu-disco and none the worse for that. Towards the end of the set they were joined on stage by Francine, who had performed earlier in the evening, and this changed the style and sound of the group, but I think I preferred Johanna’s vocals. I have to say I very much enjoyed the performance. 7/10

Review+Photos: Mark Smith

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Adem’s Top 50 Albums of 2013

Australian based blog "Schizophonic" have just announced their Top 50 Albums of 2013, compiled by Adem. We are thrilled to announce that the list includes not one, but two projects by John von Ahlen!

Click here to read the full article >>

Here are the highlights :

13. Parralox “RECOVERY”
Not usually one for cover albums (however, there is still one more of those yet to appear in this countdown), in 2013 Australia’s own Parralox proved that a covers collection wasn’t something that had to be boring. Their exquisite take on Parson’s “Eye In The Sky” is as wonderful as their covers of Madonna’s “Physical Attraction” and ABBA’s “The Day Before You Came”. Nonetheless it’s Front 242′s “Headhunter” which takes the cake as the best cover here, banging away in just over six minutes of dance-floor perfection that stands as an even bigger track than the 1988 original. Parralox have always been a massive favourite of mine and this could be their finest produced record to date. With a new vocalist set to join the group for 2014 and original releases planned in the foreseeable future, there’s no doubt in my mind this next album will exceed all expectations.
KEY TRACKS: “Headhunter”, “Physical Attraction”, “Eye In The Sky”.

24. The Sound Of The Crowd “LIFE IS CALLING”
This pure electro side-project from Parralox genius and Melbourne’s very own John von Ahlen, under the guise of The Sound of the Crowd, is a rather astonishing debut. There’s a Stock/Aitken/Waterman throwback on the icy “Companion”, which sounds like it could have slotted onto the end of Mel & Kim’s first album F.L.M. quite comfortably, yet as a whole the record is a lot more underground than what we’ve come to expect from Parralox. Keep an ear out for Nic Toupee, an absolute living legend who is also one of my all-time favourite Melbourne DJs, who lends vocals to the big finale “Conclusion”, which is my choice-cut selection from Life Is Calling.

KEY TRACKS: “Conclusion”, “Wildlife”, “Companion”.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you all!
2013 has been an amazing year, and here's to an even better 2014 for us all.