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Riff Radar – Parting Gift

Huge melodies, textured guitars and soaring vocals – if this sounds like your sort of thing, you need to get Parting Gift in your ears pronto.

In Riff Radar, we give you the scoop on the Manchester post-hardcore up and comers and why you won’t want to miss them at Download this summer.

the line up…

Zac Vernon (vocals), Peter Vybiral (guitar), Jack Dutton (guitar) and George Barnes (drummer).

Sounds like…

If Holding Absence had a baby with Dream State that was adopted by PVRIS and The Amity Affliction.

background…

Formed from the ashes of several different musical projects, Parting Gift crashed onto the scene back in 2017 with their debut single ‘Be Still’. This was followed by ‘In Mind’ and ‘Asleep’ – two huge tracks that cemented the band’s vision and identity.

In 2018, the band dropped the double A-side, ‘Vein & Rensing’, which has racked up over 170,000 views on YouTube – a sure sign that this band is destined for great things.

Last month, Parting Gift shared three huge announcements as they revealed that they’d signed with Fearless Records, that their upcoming EP ‘Ensom’ would be released on 22nd March and unleashed the first single from EP entitled, ‘Pale’. The Manchester band have kept up the momentum as last week they released the video for new track ‘Without Sin’ also taken from their forthcoming EP.

Frontman Zac Vernon said of the EP: “The basis of the entire EP is the feeling of a cold, dark entity making one unable to feel anything. The darkest of dreams and visions, delusions. It is walking the thin line between what is real and what is in your mind. It is the obsession by what is seemingly out of one’s control. A sort of coping strategy for the pain it causes.”.

the critics say…

“Based on the quality of ‘Be Still’, it won’t be long before Parting Gift become a well-known name in post-hardcore” – Punktastic

“Parting Gift are a band you can’t afford to sleep on in 2019” – Dead Press!

the fans say…

sick fact…

They recently signed to Fearless Records making them labelmates with fellow Download acts I Prevail and Underoath.

pit type…

Arms in the air singalongs to those killer choruses.

at download most likely to…

Get the Avalanche Stage riled up with new bangers from their upcoming EP ‘Ensom’.

what you need to listen to right now…

Don’t miss out on Parting Gift at Download 2019, 14th-16th June. They’ll be joined in Donington Park by headliners Def Leppard, Slipknot and Tool, as well as many more acts throughout the weekend.