South Africa's favourite rock band The Parlotones performs in the loft today.
The Parlotones are Kahn Morbee, Neil Pauw and brothers Glen and Paul Hodgson. They formed over 10 years ago and achieved massive success in South Africa, as well as success in various international markets, releasing their first album Episoda in 2003 and have since released five more studio albums. Radiocontrolledrobot and Stardust Galaxies both won a South African Music Award (SAMA) for “Best Rock Album”. They have won numerous local awards, and a handful of international songwriting awards. The band has toured internationally since 2007, spending months on the road in the UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and North America. They have also toured in South America, Canada, Australia, Japan and Russia and have toured with Coldplay, Starsailor, Snow Patrol and Blue October.
The band also has several charitable efforts, having been involved with Earth Hour, Live Earth, Nelson Mandela’s 46664 and the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital, Rhino Force, United Against Malaria and in 2012 they climbed Mt Kilimanjaro as part of an awareness campaign to end violence against women and children in Africa. In 2012 the band performed a rock opera called Dragonflies and Astronauts which was broadcast live around the world in 3D via DIRECT TV and in 2D live on Facebook.