PARKER – Runs & Rides
Born in Doncaster, brought up in Australia, and now living in Hackney, frontwoman Bryony Parker has had anything but a conventional life. The 21-year-old musician said her goodbyes to her family in Australia and bought a one way ticket to England to focus on her music career and she hasn’t looked back since.
Captivated by Marina and the Diamond’s honesty and Arcade Fire’s unconventional lyricism, Parker’s music likewise incorporates thoughtfully honed concepts into innovative cut-and-paste collages of fractured pop. Her music evokes a sense of not truly belonging to one specific place, and takes inspiration from her life in a rural Australian town, and the juxtaposition between this and the lavish lifestyles of her boarding school friends.