It is with great pleasure that the Project Room welcomes South African legends The Parlotones to their agency.
Having released their first album Episoda in 2003, they have since released five further studio albums: radiocontrolledrobot (2005), A World Next Door to Yours (2007), Stardust Galaxies (2009), Journey Through the Shadows (2012) and Stand Like Giants (2013). They have also released two live albums, Unplugged (2008) and Live Design (2010). Radiocontrolledrobot and Stardust Galaxies both won a South African Music Award (SAMA) for “Best Rock Album”.
When The Parlotones originally formed they were described as an alternative band, and were heavily influenced by British bands like The Cure, The Smiths and more recently artists such as Radiohead and Coldplay. More recently their music has been described as Indie, Rock and Pop.
The band has toured internationally since 2007, spending months on the road in the UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and North America. They have also toured in South America, Canada, Australia, Japan and Russia and performed with the likes of Coldplay, Starsailor, Snow Patrol and Blue October.
Passionate about giving back, The Parlotones have been involved with Earth Hour, Live Earth, Nelson Mandela’s 46664 and the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital, Rhino Force, United Against Malaria and in 2012 they climbed Mt Kilimanjaro as part of a gesture to end violence against women and children in Africa.
“The Parlotones will be joining the Project Room on a non-exclusive basis. We look forward to this being an exciting and rewarding relationship.” says company director Maryke Zietsman. “We are very proud to have musicians of the calibre of The Parlotones join our prestigious stable of acclaimed musicians, which includes Karen Zoid, Zebra & Giraffe, Gangs of Ballet and Lark.”
The Project Room, co-founded by Maryke Zietsman and Jessica Schnehage, is a partnership that draws from a combined wealth of knowledge and hands-on experience collectively spanning more than 20 years.
With the focus on quality over quantity, developing collaborative and highly supportive relationships with artists and promoting more dedicated and in-detail involvement with individual careers, the vision for the agency is to assist their artists in expanding their careers on a local as well as international level.
To book The Parlotones, contact Maryke Zietsman:
082 922 0885 / firstname.lastname@example.org