Published Jun 10, 2014Things started rolling for Tess Parks following her return to her hometown of Toronto. She'd been living in London, where she was studying photography and playing music. Upon her return to Hogtown, she pulled together a backing band and released the Work All Day/Up All Night EP and a full-length called Blood Hot, which culminates with "Love Around." While the photographer is perfectly capable of shooting something good herself, Exclaim! TV offered to get behind the camera while she performed a live version of the song.
Parks' solo take, free of her backing band, offers only droning guitar to support her haunting, sparse vocals. They bubble up now and again, functioning more as a musical instrument than a storytelling one, and they're that much more engrossing and hypnotic for it.
Attendees will have two chances to catch Parks at NXNE. Find those dates below.
06/20 Toronto, ON – Smiling Buddha
06/22 Toronto, ON – Silver Dollar Room
For those who can't make it, or those who want a preview, check out the Exclaim! TV performance in the player below.