The Skinny: Paerish – the emerging Paris-based alternative rock band – recently surpassed the two million streams marker on Spotify with their gleaming, riff-roaring debut single “Undone” (averaging 100,000 streams per week) that highlights engagingly mournful vocals and powerfully-driven guitars. The song, released in 2015, has received impressive organic growth as a result of Spotify tastemakers and community support.
“‘Undone’ was one of the very last songs we composed for the album,” says Mathias Court (vocals/guitar). “I think it was the quickest song I’ve ever wrote. I had that riff; I didn’t know what to do with it. I started to play [more] riffs one night and I think it was done in one afternoon.”
With its foundation built on the duel inspirations of music and movies, it practically seems scripted that the original members of Paerish – Mathias Court (vocals/guitar), Martin Dupraz (bass) and Julien Louvion (drums) – would first meet and form as a trio five years ago in a Paris film school, where Court and Dupraz were studying film production and Louvion sound engineering. Initially adopting the name Crackity Flynn, in 2015 the three modified the group’s moniker to Paerish (based on the awkward, skinny kid character Alan Parrish in the film Jumanji) and added second guitarist Frédéric Wah.