The Parlotones

The Parlotones are a South African indie rock band from Johannesburg. Formed in 1998, the group consists of Kahn Morbee (vocals and rhythm guitar), Paul Hodgson (lead guitar), Glen Hodgson (bass guitar, keyboards, and backing vocals), and Neil Pauw (drums and percussion).[1] The Parlotones' early sound was rooted in Britpop, but eventually grew to incorporate a wider spectrum of musical genres. The lyrics focus on personal themes, of love and everyday life, paired with catchy melodies that engage their audience.

The Parlotones
The Parlotones performing in 2011
Background information
OriginJohannesburg, South Africa
Years active1998–present
  • Kahn Morbee
  • Neil Pauw
  • Glen Hodgson
  • Paul Hodgson
  • Rob Davidson

Within four years, the band signed with Sovereign Entertainment and released their debut album Episoda. The Parlotones have released ten studio albums and are one of South Africa's best-selling music artists of all time, enjoying multi-platinum success.[2] They have won nine South African Music Awards, and, in 2009, were the first South African band to headline at the Coca-Cola Dome.[3] With their success, the band have championed many philanthropic causes, including The Little Wing Music Foundation, the Anene Booysen Foundation, and the Africa-Unite campaign.

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