We’ve made no secret in the past that we’re pretty big fans of both Svalbard and Pariso, so we were more than a little intrigued when we heard that they were working on a collaborative album together. Yes, you read that right – not a split EP, but a collaborative album. And they’re letting us stream the first track/single/whatever you call the first song to be made public from it exclusively here on Thrash Hits.
Based primarily in London, Pariso formed early in 2009 under the moniker of Betty Pariso. The first gig on 12th July 2009 at Catch 22 in London followed several months of writing material and searching for the right vocalist. The first release - a split 7" with the now defunct Manuscripts - was recorded that same month. Still going by the name Betty Pariso the band played a whole string of shows and it wasn't long before another recording session was under their belts - a split cassette with We'll Die Smiling. Read more on Last.fm
Pariso on Thrash Hits
July 11th, 2013
May 2nd, 2013
The mighty Pink Mist collective are going to be selling their wares in real life at Boxpark, east London from 12pm Monday, 06 May 2013. Made up of excellent indie labels Holy Roar, Tangled Talk, Big Scary Monsters and Blood And Biscuits plus a live promoter, they’re gonna be selling records and having sweet instore sessions. Monday is May Day bank holiday, so you have no excuse if you’re even vaguely nearby.
January 21st, 2013
July 10th, 2012
Oh man. It wasn’t a tough decision to head down to the Old Blue Last for Kerouac’s final show, but it sure as Hell was a difficult proposition to review it afterwards and convey even a fraction of how it felt on the night. Hugh Platt handles the words; Ben Gibson is our man with the camera.
Six things we learned when we saw Kerouac’s last EVER show:
May 12th, 2011
Pariso & Kerouac
Holy Roar / Tangled Talk Records
09 May 2011
by Hugh Platt
There’s genuinely no way to talk about this release without commenting on its wonderfully-gimmicky packaging. A 5″ slice of vinyl and a credit-card shaped CD? Okay, on the one hand it’s taking hardcore’s ever-growing fetishisation of physical formats just one step further from Mysterious Guy Hardcore jerks releasing limited-run EPs on re-recorded D90 cassette tapes. On the other, it’s a novel way of drawing attention to one of the more interesting releases of the first half of 2011.
April 29th, 2011
Over the past couple of months, we’ve spotted a word (or rather a hashtag) popping up on Twitter when a few good people are tweeting at each other. That word is #UKSWELL. We thought we’d have a chat with Holy Roar Records co-founder and Pariso guitarist, Alex Fitzpatrick and see what all the fuss is about.
March 1st, 2011
We were rather fond of Hertfordshire hardcore rock ‘n’ roll mob, Blackhole so when they decided to call it quits after only one album, we were a bit miffed. Vocalist Richard Carter, however, has just joined grimy London hardcore argh-meisters, Pariso! Hooray!