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The Parlotones are Kahn Morbee, Neil Pauw and brothers Glen and Paul Hodgson. They formed in 1998 and have achieved massive success in their home country of South Africa, as well as success in various international markets.
They released their first album Episoda in 2003 and have since released five more studio albums: radiocontrolledrobot (2005), A World Next Door to Yours (2007), Stardust Galaxies (2009), Journey Through the Shadows (2012) and Stand Like Giants (2013). They have also released two live albums, Unplugged (2008) and Live Design (2010). In 2015 the band released Antiques & Artefacts, their first independently released album. This was followed by Trinkets, Relics & Heirloomsin 2016 and Orchestratedin 2017. A new album celebrating their 20-year history is due in 2018.
The band has toured internationally since 2007; regulary visiting the UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and North America, as well as shows in South America, Canada, Australia, Japan and Russia. They have also toured with Coldplay, Starsailor, Ash, The Wombats, Snow Patrol and Blue October.