Post-punk trio making waves…

Three childhood friends, Augusta, Anwyn, and Charlotte make up the post-punk band Lonely Parade. Their latest record No Shade embodies their creativity and nonconformity to the boundaries of genre. Their music is breath of fresh air.

Hailing from Peterborough, they are ready to entrance us with their music at Grickle Grass on the final weekend of May. Let’s get to know Lonely parade and their music a little bit more.

Why do you play the music you play?

We play the music we play because it’s real fun, also a good bonding activity for friends and family. We are honestly in it for the true glory, and also love the excuse to travel.

Photo courtesy of the Grickle Grass Festival

The genre that we play is something in the realm of experimental pop-rock. We have a lot of feelings and also a lot of youthful malaise and so we haven’t quite chosen where to be or what to do and I think that’s why we’re so all over the map… but we’ve let the branch grow a bit and it sort of looks like a tree haha.

What is your live music ritual?

First, we pray and then we play. Oftentimes we get on stage with pretty high expectations of ourselves and low expectations of everyone else, we try to have an open mind 🙂

The term Grickle Grass is pulled from a line in Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. If you had to rename your band to sound like a Dr. Seuss book, what would it be?

†thneed parade†

Do you Grickle?

drug free zone™

What do you do when you are not playing music?

Augusta cultivates a huge indoor garden which takes up a lot of her time. Any other free minutes are spent working at the local bulk food store selling the good life and huffing essential oils.

Follow her on instagram @__plant__mom__. Anwyn parties hard, sleeps in too late, eats breakfast at 2pm and claims to produce enough art to be considered a visual artist. By day and also night Charlotte makes artisanal and wood fired pizza, writes obsessively, and listens to PUP The Dream is Over exclusively.

Don’t miss the Lonely Parade rocking the walls of the London Regional Children’s Museum. Feel the Grickle as you groove!

You can check out more Lonely Parade on Facebook, and bandcamp. And while you’re at it, stay up to date on what’s happening and who’s playing at Grickle right here on LondonFuse with #Grickle Talks, every day leading up until the festival.

Get your tickets right here and we’ll see you on the May 27!

Feature photo via Facebook / thelonelyparade


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