History is dotted with numerous accounts of siblings finding themselves unable to see past their differences. For Dermot and Neil Walsh, brothers and sole members of Dublin’s The Parlez, overcoming sibling rivalry is just one piece of their musical puzzle.
“We’ve had extended spells of not talking to each other whatsoever – two years between 2006 and 2008 is the current record. Luckily, we’re in the middle of a good spell right now,” said Neil, the younger of the two by some 13 years. “Generally the less time we spend together, the more likely we are to continue working together.”
Using technology as the peacekeeper in their partnership, the brothers wrote and recorded most of their debut album, “Glisten,” separately – emailing ideas as well as completed tracks to each other.
The result of this process is energetic, melodic pop-rock, music that brings to mind bands such as The Beatles, Joy Division, Blur and MGMT.
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