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Para Lia Release 'Riders On The Dike' Single


“Their music is the confluence of 80’s post-punk with early 90s Alternative Rock, though the lens of DDR’s sonic daydreams” – Post-Punk.com


Taken from the album ‘Gone With The Flow’

Single Release and Album Pre-order date Date: 31st July 2020

Album Release Date: 2nd October 2020


‘Riders On The Dike’ is the lead track from the highly anticipated sophomore album release from alt indie rockers Para Lia, the track also features the vocals of UK singer/songwriter Amanda Kim Sanderson and the cover artwork comes from an original idea from the New York Artist Louis Renzoni, a collaborative effort that runs throughout the album and that sees the artists’ work feature more extensively. Both will feature in a forthcoming virtual music/art exhibition, date TBC.

With comparisons ranging from Phillip Boa and the Voodoo Club, Arcade Fire, The Mission, The Last Shadow Puppets, Sebadoh and the Editors just who are Para Lia?..


Quite simply the band are René Methner (Songwriter, Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keys, Drum Programming) and Cindy Methner (Vocals).


Their sound blending the melodic and atmospheric with the beating heart of Rene’s guitar. Pulling in inspiration from various genre and previous generations their sound always retains the alternative indie rock sound and mixes what’s great about retro with a good measure of freshness and originality. Para Lia would be nothing without the soaring and ethereal vocal arrangements. René’s vocals stand forefront, enhanced by the arrival of the splendour of Cindy’s voice.


Their debut album ‘Soap Bubble Dreams’ (2019) quickly enjoyed worldwide press coverage and featured in 20 plus magazines, webzines and numerous blogs all unanimous in their praise for the album. The lead single ‘Hawk Hill’ initially featured on 132 radio station playlists worldwide and continues to see growth to date.

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