Review Parpaing – Demo!


​Parpaing are a Parisian Oi! band that I came across while looking on Bandcamp. To be honest, I don’t know an awful lot about them other than they are a 5-piece of Tonio (vocals), Leslie (guitar), Kev (guitar), Junior (bass) and Skampi (drums) play raw sounding Oi! that sounds like it has come straight out of the 1980’s. The band have recently released this 6-track demo which is available as a free download on their Bandcamp page.

As I don’t speak French, so I can’t comment on the lyrics but musically the band have a no-nonsense approach by playing simple and fast songs with vocals that are snarled over the top, and I like it. The 6 tracks of ‘Parpaing’, Naphtaline’, ‘Embuscade’, ‘Poppers Skin’, ‘Jeunes’ and Tout Seul’ are all great sounding songs that are a great introduction to the band, and I will definitely be keeping an eye out for their future releases.

If you like raw 1980’s style Oi! this band are well worth checking out and it’s free so there is nothing to lose.