“Fountain Pens and Four Pages of Blank Papyrus” is the name of the new EP from the four-headed Hamburg band Parashurama: John (24): Guitar/Vocals, Lukas (22): Bass, Ivo (21): Keys/Cello and Nando (21): Drums.
The title of the EP sounds poetic, the band name is quite remarkable and a tongue twister to boot. Their lyrics deal with self-discovery, achieved despite many obstacles and social injustices. If this is not reason enough to get curious, then listen to them and you will quickly be drawn in by their charm. And there are certainly enough opportunities to get to know them. Their latest appearance was at ‘Hamburg Rockt’ a battle-of-the-bands initiated by the Hamburger Morgenpost and 917xfm. The prize? The winner will be signed by the record label ‘Ferryhouse’. But that was not the reason why Parashurama participated; they saw this more as an opportunity to gain more popularity. Unfortunately they didn’t quite make it to one of the semi- finals; they lost their battle against the befriended band The Knights. This is not as negative as it might appear at first, just consider that there were hundreds of applicants and they made it among the top 16! Still, no grudges are held, for Parashurama are indeed aware that their Post- Psychedelic- Rock is not as mainstream as the style of the other participating bands and therefore not really suitable for contests. There is, however, a little drop of bitterness for them, as they will not be able to perform at the Hafengeburtstag, which would have been superb. Why the Hafengeburtstag? This is where the finale of ‘Hamburg Rockt’ will take place on 8 May. And what are Parashurama doing in the meantime? They never rest, they do what they can do best- captivating the audience with their dynamic and at the same time deeply emotionally charged melodies. In May there are several opportunities for you to be convinced by their live performances. Lean back and enjoy!
- 02.05.2011 live @ Astra Stube | Campus Open Air Battle
- 19.05.2011 live @ Kir | Campus Open Air Finale
- 28.05.2011 live @ Stadtfest St. Georg (entrance free)
More information about Hamburg Rockt: Hamburger MoPo Article
Homepage Parashurama: www.parashurama.de