Dear readers – You all know my interview style by now. Questions then answers prefaced by a brief introduction. But when Parralox rolled into London for their VERY FIRST gig as Parralox at Electronically Yours last week (and may I add – it was just awesome), I thought it would be a bit of fun to take John and Roxy out for some warm lattes at the local neighborhood Starbucks for a chinwag about all things wonderful and exciting in the world of Parralox.
In choosing a cover song for the album, they toyed with the idea of doing something by the likes of Pet Shop Boys and Depeche Mode but didn't want to in the end as to "not set them up for failure". They also didn't want to make the genre too obvious, so they thought "Creep" by Radiohead would be "ironic" as a rock cover in an electro format. Actually, Roxy wasn't convinced to sing "Creep" initially, but when she went into the studio and heard John's rough track, she was like "hey that's really cool". After the song was finished, she loved the contrast of her female vocal singing male lyrics and I must say – it turned out genius. I actually loved the feeling of recognizing the song when I was previewing the album.