Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Parastatic Take New Direction on Return; SARAH JEFFERY Catches Up with North East Band Parastatic

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Parastatic Take New Direction on Return; SARAH JEFFERY Catches Up with North East Band Parastatic

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Byline: SARAH JEFFERY

TYNESIDE band Parastatic celebrated the release of their second studio album with a special homecoming gig last week.

e trio played at e Cumberland Arms to mark the ocial launch of Recall Fade Return and the end of their mini UK tour.

Recall Fade Return is the highly anticipated follow-up to the band's debut album, Lost in Highway, which was released in 2012 and reects a dierent direction for the band.

album to write and record, and we took our time. We had the idea of a concept based around emotional/musical memories early on and enjoyed giving ourselves a concept to write to rather than the previous writing process of recording jams and sifting through the bits that clicked. Overall it's taken about eight months Guitarist Jon Garrard says: "is was a fun album to write and record, and we took our time. We had the idea of a concept based around emotional/musical memories early on and enjoyed giving ourselves a concept to write to rather than the previous writing process of recording jams and sifting through the bits that clicked. Overall it's taken about eight months to write, record, and mix."

ewcastle at the end of 2011, Parastatic was the coming together of long time eil Caery and Jon Garrard with " Formed in Newcastle at the end of 2011, Parastatic was the coming together of long time collaborators Neil Cery and Jon Garrard with electronica artist Rich Telford.

eil says: "Jon and I have played in bands together since we were at the very end of 2011 Parastatic was just the two of us and we were using a rehearsal space in a grotty basement in Vocalist and guitarist Neil says: "Jon and have played in bands together since we were awkward teenagers. At the very end of 2011 Parastatic was just the two of us and we were using a rehearsal space in a grotty basement in Heaton.

"We ended up sharing it with electronica artist Rich Telford and decided we'd see what at was the start of our sound developing from prima-e result of that collaboration was our rst album - Lost "We ended up sharing it with electronica artist Rich Telford and decided we'd see what happened if we all jammed together. at was the start of our sound developing from primarily guitars to much more electronic. e result of that collaboration was our rst album - Lost Highway - which was out in late 2012."

e trio toured the album until mid-2013 when Rich left the band to devote more time to fatherhood.

Neil took on synth duties and the band eil took on synth duties and the band recruited multi-instrumentalist Rachel Casey on drums after seeing her perform live with her previous band Turning Test.

eil and at a gig with my previous band e Turing Test which was an music collaboration with the artist Rachel adds: "In terms of the band, Neil and Jon spotted me playing drums at a gig with my previous band e Turing Test which was an electronic music collaboration with the artist Guy Schoeld. …

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