Award-winning indie-folk artist Mel Parsons has announced an 11-date national tour in October and November in support of new album Slow Burn (out 16 September).
Featuring the already released moody and nostalgic single ‘Carry On’; the dark and intense track ‘Already Gone’; and most recently, the mellow and meandering single ‘Slow Burn’, the album is to be one of grit and grace, with Parsons’ dusky vocals consuming the eleven new tracks.
Following the release of Slow Burn, Parsons will embark on an 11-date national tour, taking in Napier (October 7), Palmerston North (October 8), Tauranga (October 13), Hamilton (October 14), Auckland (October 15), Wellington (October 16), Christchurch (October 29), Kerikeri (November 18), Nelson (November 24), New Plymouth (November 25) and Dunedin (November 26).
Written at Parsons’ home in Lyttelton, the record was produced at LOHO in Ōtautahi by multi-instrumentalist Josh Logan. Parsons’ is joined by her long-time band on the record, with cousin Jed Parsons on drums and backing vocals, Aaron Stewart on bass, and Logan playing guitars, piano and backing vocals.
Slow Burn is Mel Parsons’ first new album since her critically acclaimed Glass Heart, which saw her win the coveted Best Folk Artist / Te Kaipuoro Taketake Toa at the 2020 Aotearoa Music Awards. The record was also a finalist for the 2019 Taite Music Prize and Top 20 finalist at 2019’s APRA Silver Scroll Award.