This took many by surprise; winning Fresh Meat on zane lowe's Radio 1 show and getting playlisted on Xfm. Parka then went from strength to strength touring with Boy Kill Boy, opening for The Automatic and signing to indie label Jeepster. Shortly after this, saxaphonist Bob departed the band to be replaced by James Craise. Parka's second single If You Wanna was released in April 2007, reaching #11 on the indie chart and being playlisted on both Mtv2 and Xfm. Meanwhile the band were getting more notable support slots with artists such as Switches, The Young Knives and The Enemy; as well as doing their own headline tour. Parka recorded their debut album in the summer of 2007, shortly after which saxophonist James departed the band, to be replaced by Steven Jarvis. Disco Dancer was rereleased in January 2008 and became Alex Zane's single of the week. It received numerous plays on the Zane Lowe show and reached the daily playlist on Xfm Scotland. Better Anyway was to be the next release in April 2008, soon to be followed in May by debut album Attack of the Hundred Yard Hardman. 2.
Parka are a band from Stellingwerf, a rural district in the southern part of Friesland in the Netherlands. Before they started to combine their powers to make Rock ‘n Roll music, the Parkans had already moved to different cities all over the country. At the time being, Herwin and Simon reside in the city of Utrecht, while Alex and Dennis hold their fort in the city of Leeuwarden. Nevertheless the Parkans always come together to write songs and practice on there ‘root ground’ of Stellingwerf. In it’s current formation Parka has been together for almost two years now. In that period of time the four Parkans have played at several festivals, bars and happenings and have recorded a demo with the help of their producer Cees Pols. 3. There is also a German band called Parka.
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