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15 years ago I started up this very website and I have made a video celebrating it. Me saying a few words but mainly favorite people of mine who I have given love to here on the site to say a few words. Here it is and enjoy

Thanks to Michelle Ellen Jones, Passerine, Yeo, Karen Waldrupt, Hilary Kennedy, Moreton, Allison Kugel, HPKNS, Emma Hamilton, Heather Longstaffe, Callie Q, Rya Meyers, Francesca De Valence, Miss Elm, Anne Bergstedt, Jen Nikolaisen, Katy James, Amy Schafnitz, Demi Louise, Hen, Kaitlin Thomas, Steph Hannah, Katey Laurel, Kelsey Lewis, Shannon Hurley, Katie Cole, Scott Thurling of Popboomerang Records, Earl, Mike Altamura Michael Meeking, Lexi Strate for contributing to the video.

Songs Used

by The Vaudeville Smash

by Alexa Borden

Eat The Crumbs
by Steph Hannah

Keeper Of The Key
by Georgia Mae

Never Been In Love
by Shannon Hurley

Time With You
by Georgia Mae

All songs used with permission

I’ve been supporting and following Earl career for a very long time and this is her new tune which is excellent. Beautifully written, sung and performed. Its a nice honest laid back moving tune. I can’t wait for more. Get it from Google Play and usual places. Nice work Earl



Electronic Indie artist MOTIONER has just unveiled his latest single ‘Funeral’, which is taken from his debut album ‘Black Wave’ (set for release Friday 8th July 2016.)

MOTIONER will be embarking on a run of East Coast tour dates to celebrate the release of his debut album.

MOTIONER creates beautifully intricate soundscapes that hook you in and take you on an aural journey.

Hailing from Sydney, MOTIONER has spent the last couple of years honing his craft in local venues. He debuted with single ‘Desire Dies’, which received positive reviews from media and fans alike, whilst scoring airplay on over 100 radio stations throughout Australia.

MOTIONER has since released single ‘Future Drunk’, which received positive reviews from AMNplify, Tone Deaf, Love Em and many other online outlets. Sydney producer Klue later remixed the single.

New single ‘Funeral’ is available for download on iTunes.
“Listen to the song. You’ll love it.”
Love Em Reviews


Saturday July 23rd – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
Tickets available at door | 18+ only

Thursday July 28th – New Globe Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
Tickets available at door | 18+ only

Saturday August 6th – The Penny Black, Melbourne, VIC
Tickets available at door | 18+ only’

New Music For You To Get Around

All these acts come from Australia

Georgia Fields is back with a new tune with singer songwriter Phia. It’s a cool track and nice to see Georgia is still making music it’s been a while.

Cool track by Sunday which I am sure all the taste makers will go nuts over.

Electro Pop is where it’s at and Dot does deliver with this cool song

Cool rock tune to get you head around

Danielle Deckard


Photo Copyright Sarah Stedeford 2015

Danielle Deckard is an American singer songwriter living in Australia. She plays Indie Pop music and I was intrigue to find out more and this is what she had to say.

1. What was the inspiration behind the ep?
I wrote the EP right after I had moved to Australia, which was the literally the other end of the world for me. At the same time, it was this huge transition period in my life. I was fresh out of college, in a new place, and questioning what I was doing with my life. I was really feeling the weight of every decision I had to make, and experiencing a new type of anxiety. The EP really explores different ideas of what the figurative end of the world would be for me. It’s about fear and uncertainty.

2. What was the songwriting process for the ep like?
For about a year leading up to recording the EP I has a great routine where I would write for 1 hour every morning during the week. I wrote so many songs, most of which didn’t end up as contenders. The ones that did end up on the EP felt like they belonged, and they were songs that forced me to push myself a bit.

3. Did you have the recording process for the ep prepared before going into the studio or was it a case of see what happens in the studio?
I like to be prepared and it saves a ton of money. A lot of people in the music industry have this tendency to spend absurd amounts of money on a recording. Labels send artists into recording studios just to write or overseas to record an entire album which is completely insane! To me, it seems really wasteful. Most of my EP was recorded in my apartment. We only went into the studio in Sydney for a few days to track drums, bass and piano together.

4. Was the recording process different to releases you have done in the past?
Massively. We really wanted to do something different with this EP. As an acoustic guitar/piano playing singer/songwriter it’s easy to fall into a boring rhythm section recording. So we tried approaching everything differently, bringing in a mixture of electronic and acoustic elements. We bought Ableton and used that in the early stages of production. And if something didn’t turn out the way we liked it, we would start all over again with a different arrangement. The most interesting thing is that we used remote session players on the record. Our guitar player recorded his parts from LA, and horns and strings were recorded by groups in the UK.

5. Are you happy how the ep has been received so far?
Completely, I’ve had some really genuine love from people for the EP which feels amazing. It’s the first thing I released where I started getting people I’ve never met sending me messages and telling me about how a particular song really resonated with them.

6.What what was the inspiration behind the video clip?
It’s a live performance style clip. The song is a really emotional ballad, and I just wanted the clip to really reflect that so there aren’t too many frills. It was filmed Hibernian House, which is this gorgeous old converted warehouse.

7. What do you hope the ep will do for you?
It’s really the start of something, a stepping stone to get my career going. I have other projects in the works, bigger and smaller, and the awareness created from this EP will hopefully bring even more awareness to the next project.

8. Are you happy how things have gone so far for you?
I tend to get a little bit ahead of myself and caught up in the next project or the next goal to really appreciate everything that’s happened so far. But yeah, I am.

9. What does the rest of 2016 have in store for you?
The video for I Lied is the first of 3 that I’m releasing, which are all coming out 1 month apart. In June a deluxe version of the End Of The World EP will be coming out with acoustic versions of the songs, as well as a bonus track. Then in July I’ll be going on tour and playing Sydney, Wollongong, Canberra and Melbourne. And then in October I have a brand new single coming out that I am crazy excited for!

10. Why move to Australia from the usa?
My partner is from Adelaide and he was in my band when I was studying at Berklee in Boston. While I was there, I was flip-flopping between the big 3 music cities: New York, LA, and Nashville. None of them were really speaking to me. And really, you can live anywhere and make music, especially now. I had never been to Australia, so it was kind of this impulsive quick decision to move over here!

On another note, I get this question a lot. And the tone of voice usually implies “What the hell is wrong with you!? You could live in New York! Why would you want to live here!?” It’s so strange, because Sydney’s a pretty great city. Everyone back home always talks about me living in Sydney as if it’s this paradise they might never get to see. Grass is always greener, I guess.

The Parx-e Show interviews Swedish musician Robert Parker who performs Synthesizer Electronic music of the 80’s retro variety. I discovered his music on YouTube and was totally hooked. He performed in Melbourne at Square Sounds Festival and he kindly chatted with me about it all.

So some time this year the site will have turned 15 years old. Can’t remember when but there were a lot of bad site designs until the one you see now. I am truly blessed that I’ve been able to do it for so long and I do it because I don’t know any thing else. Heck I’ve done more than 600 interviews.

I love to support people and I really do get a buzz out of it especially their responses to it all. I’ve been fortunate to be able to be friends with some of these amazing people I have interviewed and they continue to appreciate my support.

Michelle Page is one of those people, we are friends now and is grateful for the support. I like what she was doing. Continued to give her the support, we connected. She is a fantastic talent, an incredible actor and she just an alround genuine lovely person. The same with Heather Longstaffe, Ella Cannon, Melissa Johnston & Tori Tate and there are heaps more. I could name loads of people who appreciate my support. These people will always get my support no matter what.

I love discovering new talent, people whom I think are going places. Who would have thought when I landed Sean Rowe amazing debut album to review. Interviewing Beth Hart was a complete highlight. Last minute interview and I was so down to do it. Interviewing The Rocket Summer, Midtown and loads of other bands who are now doing good stuff.

Plus when you come across somebody and you look into what she is doing and your like wow I’ve gotta interview to this person Michelle Ellen Jones is one of those people. A extremely talented actor, she a ball room dancer/instructor, a pageant coach and she teach yoga. She was a pleasure to interview, a total sweetheart and truly grateful for the support. Plus she drop dead gorgeous. One of the most beautiful person I have ever interviewed period. I was excited to interview and she was just a dream interview. Easy to interview and great answers. I will continue to support her career, give her more love on the site, more interviews and more.

Melissa Johnston also fits into that category. Have interviewed her a number of times and is a dream to chat and interview.

Then you have a Swedish musician whom I interviewed for my video show Robert Parker who gives you a plug about what you are doing. He came to town to do a show.

I’ll be honest not everything goes to plan. Can’t always get the interviews you want. Some times the people want nothing to do with you and I get that and I’ll move on.

Who knows if I celebrate maybe I have a piss up somewhere? Maybe I’ll giveaway a whole bunch of stuff. That part is happening on my facebook page. I can’t wait to see what happens next.

Thanks for reading giving a shit. I’ll keep doing this until who knows when.

Chris Parke
Parx-e Web Zine

Brad Marr from Massive and Mick & Tasha from Smoking Martha are on episode 2 of The Parx-e Show in Season 2. Both are excellent rock bands from Aussie doing good things.


OK I bought the Tshirt that Alienarm had done the design for and I thought it looked pretty cool  So bought one and I really liked the look of it. So that why I paid for it.

You can buy them here

There are limited supplies of T-Shirt and I know that their will be more stuff in the pipeline which will be cool to see.

I look forward see what comes next.



So it’s nearly the end of 2015 and boy what a year it has been. I’ve been to America and had the most amazing time. I got to hang out again with my dear amazing friend Michelle Page again after so long and really that was something special and a lot of fun that I will never forget. I plan to go back to America hopefully really soon. Being able to meet Melissa Johnston, Heather Longstaffe, Hilary Kennedy, Kelsey Lewis, Heidi Schwartz & Karen Waldrupt was something special also. Plus hanging with Ella Cannon again after so long waa the icing on the cake. Also, interviewing a lot of these people for The Parx-e Show was really cool to do.

Starting the video show and doing 600 interviews is also something of an achievement for me. I’ve done more than 10 shows and it’s been a lot of fun. I am gonna do heaps more. Chasing up interviews and so on. I’ve interviewed some totally awesome people this year like Michelle Ellen Jones for starters.

One thing that is changing I ain’t doing any more reviews. Look I am may do the occasional review but I am too bloody positive in my reviews. I need to be more honest and review stuff that I may not like to be fare and balanced. Plus I wanna do more rock & electro interviews and really big name artists. I am ready for the next level. I have been doing this for so bloody long, It’s time to move on.

For all the support you all have given me either being a person I’ve interviewed, friends, family, publicists and so on. Thanks but next year for me is all about changes to Parx-e. It’s gonna be a blast and totally rock.