Listen: ‘Gone As A Friend’ by Park Hotel

U.K. deep groove dance outfit Park Hotel have dropped their latest tack Gone as a Friend.


Park Hotel are a post-electronic dance band based in London, UK. Centred on the creative duo of Tim Abbey and Rebeca Marcos-Rosa, they explore the mirrorball-noir territory between alternative arena electronica and wired downtown songwriting. ‘Gone As A Friend’ is their frankly terrific debut, laced as it is with supercool boy / girl vocals and a lovely supple groove.

Live their metropolitan disco-rock studio incarnation expands into a steamroller six piece neo-funk band, featuring three-way vocal harmonies, two guitars, drums, percussion, keyboards and ample cowbell. They sound like a joyfully communal face-off between LCD Soundsystem and Earth, Wind & Fire with flashes of Talking Heads and even a sprinkle of Steely Dan.

Park Hotel have confirmed a London show in February, with more to be announced soon:

Thursday 16 February  2017: The Lexington – London, UK – TICKETS and EVENT INFO

Park Hotel first entered a recording studio in 2016 to work with producer Eliot James on two tracks ‘Gone As A Friend’ and ‘other tracks, handing them over for mixing to Nathan Boddy and mastering at New York’s Sterling Sound. After playing a series of feverishly received under-the-radar London shows in Autumn 2016 the band debut single ‘Gone As A Friend’ is out now on Fierce Panda. An album of immaculate dance-craft waits in the wings. Reserve rooms early for 2017.