Child of the Parish’s current single ‘Quiet Life’ has pushed the genre-expanding duo into the spotlight, as they picked up airplay from Nels Hylton (in for Jack Saunders) on Radio 1’s Future Artists as well as Notion’s In The Mix feature. Now the duo share the official video for ‘Quiet Life’ ahead of the release of their second EP, also titled ‘Quiet Life’, which follows on April 22nd.
The ‘Quiet Life’ video sets the song’s lyrics to illustrations from ‘Stranger Things’ artist Pius Bak’s accompanying Child of the Parish graphic novel, which been further embellished with subtle animations from Marc Muir. The result is a visual that adds to the world around Child of the Parish while also presenting a twist on the traditional lyric video.
Child of the Parish commented, “As Quiet Life is a special track for us, we got our fantastic artist Pius Bak to create a special extra wide cover for it - this was mainly so I could print it and hang it on my wall, but also because our amazing animator Marc could make us an extra special lyric video for it! We’re so happy with what he’s done, he’s really brought Jacob’s debauched fancy dress party to life. Hope you enjoy!”
In addition to the title track, the ‘Quiet Life’ EP features the recent singles ‘Midas Touch’ and ‘Forever’s Not Enough’, which have picked up airplay from Jack Saunders and Kerry Cosh at Radio 1, plus Lauren Laverne at 6 Music. The EP will be completed by the previously unreleased ‘Ghost of a Chance’. Collectively it whips up all kinds of throwback touches into one cohesive and euphoric future-facing sound, from house and hip-hop to synth-pop and psychedelia.
Consisting of multi-instrumentalist brothers Ben and Tom Vella, Child of the Parish’s experimental slant is the result of their esoteric influences. Coming from roots in the dance and electro scene, the duo also share a love of modern indie-rock as well as the ‘70s Californian cool and era-defining disco favourites from their parents’ record collection. Never willing to obey conventions, their cocktail of nostalgia and modernism can appeal to fans of artists with a similar spirit: Tame Impala, Hot Chip or Myd, for example. Their influences are further explored in their exclusive mix for Notion, which segues very naturally from UNKLE to Fontaines D.C. while also taking in Ibibio Sound Machine, Foals and Para One.
Child of the Parish debuted with their independently released ‘Make It Better’ EP, which has passed 5.5 million streams. At present, the duo are continuing to work on their eagerly anticipated debut album and are also preparing for their first live shows.