Acclaimed South Aussie Piano Pop-Rock band today release the music video for their song Stalker Man: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UshAIxUTJg
The occasion marks the 4th release that the band has done in collaboration with award winning SA based filmmaker Tim Pine. Furthermore, the Trio and Pine can confirm that they’ve ‘done a deal’ and will be collaborating together on one more final music video later this year.
Bill Parton Trio front man William Parton explains: “Tim is the one that comes up with the ridiculous unrealistic crazy brilliant ideas for the videos, we just provide the song and help make the unachievable achievable by bankrolling the operation as well as of course reining in the crazy man [Tim] a bit at times.”
Tim Pine had previously worked with the trio to produce music videos for their earlier singles ‘Going Away’, ‘Falling For You Again’ and ‘Closer Now’. The video clips for both ‘Going Away’ and ‘Falling For You Again’ were nominated as finalists for the 2013 MusicOz Awards of which Falling For You Again came 6th place nationally and between the two of them have accumulated over 95,000 YouTube views! Additionally, ‘Closer Now’ was nominated as a finalist for the 2014 Fowlers Live Music Awards.
The trio released their self titled debut EP in August of 2013. The EP featured singles ‘Going Away’ and ‘Falling For You Again’. ‘Going Away’ debuted at No.10 on Amrap AirIt’s Great Southern Charts, qualified as a semi finalist in the 2013 Unsigned Only Global Songwriting Competition and spent six weeks in the Westsidewill.com Unsigned Artist Top Ten. ‘Falling For You Again’ was featured on Home Brew Radio, made the Three D Radio Top 20+1 and won best new track in Sonya Feldhoff’s ‘new music’ competition on 891 ABC Adelaide. The EP itself since being released has charted as high has No.8 (so far) on the Three D Radio Top 20+1.
The EP was recorded at Chapel Lane Studios (Adelaide) with the help of Producer Darren Mullan (The Angels, The Beards, John Swan, Russell Morris), Recording Engineer Adam Rhodes (Angus & Julia Stone, The Cat Empire, Paul Kelly, Missy Higgins), Assistant Engineer Gabriel Agostino (Lowrider, Sundance Kids, Hilltop Hoods) and was mastered at Disk-Edits Pty Ltd (Adelaide) by Neville Clark (Hilltop Hoods, Peter Combe, Levitators, Funkoars). Overseeing the A&R side of things was Matt O’Connor (Beautiful Girls, The Whitlams, Thirsty Merc).
To celebrate the release of the record, Bill Parton Trio hit the road to embark on a 10x show Australian national tour with Melbourne band Artist Proof and Sydney soloist Nathan Leigh Jones throughout August – September 2013. The tour provided a platform for the trio to put their dynamic, flawless and epic ‘stadium-esk’ live show on display in front of the nation. After both ‘wow-ing’ and gracing the audiences across the country with their tunes, it comes as no surprise that tour was a huge success. Since being back from tour the band has mainly been focussing its resources on releasing the record in the UK market as well as a bit of songwriting.
“The find of the year” – Richard Margetson (ABC)
“Bill Parton Trio offer haunting melodies, well thought out lyrics and huge potential to be the next big thing worldwide” – Emma Walker (Love Music Magazine)
“Undeniably charismatic…stadium-standard piano pop rock” – Stephanie Liew (Inpress Magazine)
“Full of heart, full of meaning, drenched with charisma and damn catchy.” – Renee Jones (themusic.com.au)
“It would be easy to liken Bill Parton Trio to Ben Folds Five although the trio’s work is just as impressive. Intelligently-crafted, piano-based pop is very much the order of the day on what is a very mature release.” – Robert Dunstan (Music SA)
“Incredibly catchy” – Ryan Winter (Radio Adelaide)
“A decent body of work…a great voice and chemistry with the band.” – Mark Holland (EMI)