A pinball machine of a band with Iggy Pop among their fans, deadpan wizards Parquet Courts bring their dose of political optimism to our parts this summer. The Brooklyn band’s decade-long string of albums prickle with vigorous lyricism, strutting percussion, and freewheeling riffs. Their latest album Sympathy For Life, meanwhile, instils a more danceable sound, the tracks whittled down from long improvisations with the spirit of David Byrne hovering over proceedings. Lead singer Andrew Savage and co skewer modern life while simultaneously generating a deep urge to dance — it’s sure to make for an energetic show.
Rough Trade Records