Volleyball // ‘Paradisco’

Words: Danny Gillies / @danny_gillies

  • ‘Paradisco’ is the new single from Volleyball.
  • Focusing on forgiving and forgetting, the track is relaxed and self-assured.
  • FFO: Tame Impala, Malady & Foals.

Volleyball are a brave band. When their first track ‘Slide’ was released in October of 2020, venues in the UK had been closed for over half a year. Not being able to gig is a hurdle for any new band but Volleyball have navigated these uncertain times well. Their latest release ‘Paradisco’ builds on the success of ‘Slide’, showing a different side to the band.

📸 – Jordan Woods

While ‘Slide’ combined Mac Demarco’s chords and Tame Impala’s vocal melodies, ‘Paradisco’ has a far more relaxed feel at its start. Despite its chilled out beginning, Volleyball take ‘Paradisco’ to huge heights as the track moves forward. As a direct contrast to its verses, giant bursts of energy filled with guitars and pounding drums make up the song’s choruses, mirroring the track’s introspective and contemplative lyrics. With the highs and lows of ‘Paradisco’, Volleyball aim to mimic the highs and lows of human relationships, which the band describe as “the best and worst thing ever”.

📸 – Jordan Woods

It’s no mean feat mirroring the wide range of human emotion in a song that clocks in at just under four minutes. Volleyball manage to pull it off in expert fashion, proving that they’re experienced songwriters despite their limited back catalogue. Their two tracks provide the perfect base for an impressive live debut and hopefully a debut album in the near future.

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