PARA LIA | NEWS

The New Album ‚Gone With The Flow‘

PARA LIA | 3D-EXHIBITION

The 3D online exhibition with music by Para Lia and paintings by Louis Renzoni

3D - ​EXHIBITION

PARA LIA | BIOGRAPHY

„​The darker the shadow, the brighter the light“

Cottbus based indie rock duo Para Lia released the second album ‘Gone With The Flow’ and an exciting online mixed art exhibition on the 2nd October 2020. The album contains 11 new tracks all written and performed by René Methner and his co band member and wife Cindy. To date there have been two singles lifted from the album, they are; ‘Riders On The Dike’ and ‘My Muse’ both have been widely accepted and currently receiving glowing reviews and radio plays from around the world.

Their debut album ‘Soap Bubble Dreams’ (2019) quickly enjoyed worldwide press coverage and featured in 20 plus magazines, webzines and numerous blogs all unanimous in their praise for the album.  Tracks from the album continue to enjoy worldwide radio play with approx 132 stations adding them to their playlists.

With comparisons ranging from J Mascis, The Cure, Phillip Boa and the Voodoo Club, Arcade Fire, The Mission, The Last Shadow Puppets, Sebadoh and the Editors just who are Para Lia?….Quite simply the band are René Methner (Songwriter, Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keys, Drum Programming) and Cindy Methner (Vocals).

Their sound blending the melodic and atmospheric with the beating heart of Rene’s guitar. Pulling in inspiration from various genre and previous generations their sound always retains the alternative indie rock sound and mixes what’s great about retro with a good measure of freshness and originality. Para Lia would be nothing without the soaring and ethereal vocal arrangements. René’s vocals stand forefront, enhanced by the arrival and splendour of Cindy’s voice.

PARA LIA | MUSIC

ALBEN

‘Gone With The Flow’ | latest album released 2nd October 2020

‘Soap Bubble Dreams’ | The debut album released March 22nd 2019

SINGLES
    ‘​‘My Muse’| second single to be released from the
     ‘Gone With The Flow’ album Song and video premiered by New York‘s The Big Takeover
    ‘Riders On The Dike’ | Lead single from the ‘Gone With The Flow’ album released 31st July 2020 Premiered in Clash Magazine
    ‘Hawk Hill’ | Released May 9th (digitally, June 14 2019) Premiered in The Big Takeover Magazine
    ‘Romancero’ | Taken from the Soap Bubble Dreams album
    ‘​​‘Mistakes’ | Stand alone single not featured on any album at present
MP3
    ‘Gone With The Flow’
    Album released 2nd October 2020

1| My Muse 02 | Fade to Grey 03 | Children of the Flood 04 | Kassandra 05 | Riders On the Dike 06 | Fools 07 | Fire 08 | Time And Again 09 | Kaleidoscope 10 | The Painter 11 | No Time For Butterflies

PARA LIA | VIDEO

1 | My Muse

3 | ​Children Of The Flood

2 | Riders on the Dike

5 | ​Fade To Grey

4 | Hawk Hill

PARA LIA | PRESS

Gästeliste

„Jetzt aber wird Vinyl nachgeschoben... und das passt! Weil das hier Musik für den Raum ist, Musik zum Anfassen, klassische, im besten Sinne altmodische, greifbare Musik. Für die man gerne zum Plattenspieler geht, die Nadel aufsetzt, später das Ganze umdreht. Eben Musik mit: Herz. Musik mit: Seele.“

The Swindonian (UK)

"This is the sound of the rock alternative and the essence of the gothic culture of yore coalescing into a foot-on-the-monitor, fist-in-the-air, anthemic groove"

BadBlack Unicorn – Das Magazin

„Hier spielen Kunst und Musik gut zusammen. Der Fluss der Musik wird visuell auch erkennbar. Es lohnt sich auf jeden Fall, sich diese Online-Ausstellung auch anzuschauen. „Gone With The Flow“ ist ein hervorragendes musikalisches Kunstwerk.“

Jammerzine (UK)

"That quirky original distorted sound that Para Lia is rapidly becoming known for is more than present in its glorious new presentation."

In.Music

„Achtung, hier kommt ein Juwel für die heimische Musiksammlung. (Das Album) klingt exzellent und erinnert mich bei den flirrenden Sounds von ‚Riders On The Dike‘ an David Bowies ‚Heroes‘. Eine melancholische Dark Wave und Gothic-Scheibe zum Genießen und immer wieder Auflegen. Geheimtipp!“

Dancing About Architecture (Review ‚My Muse‘)

„It echoes with so many past references from my formative years. The rush of The Mission as they began to cross the goth/rock divide, the raw primal energy of New Model Army as they explored their windswept sound and the same sure-footed dance of power and poise that The Cult did so well....goth/rock divide, the raw primal energy of New Model Army as they explored their windswept sound and the same sure-footed dance of power and poise that The Cult did so well“

Empire Music

"Die atmosphärische Scheibe klingt wie ein nächtlicher Spaziergang in einer verregneten Sommernacht. Die Musik wird von einer sanften Melancholie getragen. Der leicht sphärische Gesang und die emotionalen Gitarrensoli bilden dabei das Grundgerüst"

Boston Bastard Brigade (USA)

"Para Lia may be based near Berlin, but their sound is straight out of Boston's golden age of indie rock.“

Cute And Dangerous

„Dicht und gradlinig bringt Gone With The Flow eindrucksvollen Sound und kombiniert Moderne und Nostalgie … ein absoluter Tipp“

The Big Takeover (USA)

„Para Lia has unleashed a captivating and propulsive track titled “My Muse” as a preview of their upcoming second album, Gone With The Flow. The single is a restless and fiery post-punk/indie rock number that burns with fervent guitar lines and drives forward like a headstrong Dinosaur Jr. or Sonic Youth track.“

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PARA LIA | INTERVIEWS

Para Lia Special in der Sendung 'parousiasi' (vorgestellt) bei dem Radiosender ERT Kalamata.

INTERVIEW

Para Lia im ‚Fragebogen‘ bei Bleistiftrocker:

Interview Para Lia by Netherland‘s WonoMagazine:

INTERVIEW  INTERVIEW

Para Lia in interview with Jeremy Hinks (USA) on StickyJazz:

Para in interview with Graham Coath (UK) for MyMusic, Episode 27

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