Parapa Palace


Guitar & Vocals – Paul O’Hare.


Lead Guitar & Vocals – David Walsh.


Guitar & Vocals – Allan Hunter.


Drums – Aaron Hunter.



What: A rich sounding 4 piece alternative rock ‘n roll band. 

Where: Co. Down, N. Ireland.

When: We’re hauling their asses to Whelan’s, Dublin July 30th.

Why:  We like the vocals. We like the guitar work. We like the noise. We like the attitude. Raw lyrics from a fresh out of the box band, just as we like it. So…that’s the way :)



Described by BBC Across The Line as ‘Jangly rock and roll with attitude’, County Down band Parapa Palace have so far released their self-titled debut E.P on 22nd April 2015 followed by the critically acclaimed double single “Myopic/Visions” on 14th August 2015.

Building a reputation for their intense and engrossing live shows, the Northern Irish rockers are going from strength to strength.

Since their live debut at The Menagerie Belfast in February 2015, the band have played several high profile shows including Belfast Voodoo, The Empire Music Hall and in June performed an in-store gig in HMV Belfast. 2016 has so far seen the band back in the studio and working on new material, as well as playing showcase shows in McHugh’s basement and Dublin’s BelloBar.

New single ‘Cruel Hands’ is available to download/stream from bandcamp now –

‘A simple act of conciousness

To help you with your new interests
Your new interests
An amnesty you planned to see
It turned into a faceless freak
A helpess man
A bargaining
An offering
A different tact
A diplomat
What made you like that?

Was it the cruel hands of time
The cruel hands of time…’


An intelligent band this one. Definitely worth a nose July 30th if you’re knocking about town.

Hope to see you there, Gardiner Music x





Just some of the REVIEWS so far… 

Melanie ‘Hopefully Parapa Palace continue to provide their lush alt rock for a long time to come.’
Laura Caldwell –  ‘With a well thought-out and distinctly individual style, catchy hooks and compelling vocals this is definitely a band I’d love to hear more from.’ 
BBC ATL – ‘Jangly rock and roll with attitude.’ – ‘Melancholic indie rock that verges on spaced-out psychedelic, perhaps taking Trompe Le Monde era Pixies as inspiration. Dripping in attitude and creativity.’