With comparisons ranging from J Mascis, The Cure, Phillip Boa and the Voodoo Club, Arcade Fire, The Mission, The Last Shadow Puppets, Sebadoh and the Editors just who are Para Lia?….Quite simply the band are René Methner (Songwriter, Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keys, Drum Programming) and Cindy Methner (Vocals).
Their sound blending the melodic and atmospheric with the beating heart of Rene’s guitar. Pulling in inspiration from various genre and previous generations their sound always retains the alternative indie rock sound and mixes what’s great about retro with a good measure of freshness and originality. Para Lia would be nothing without the soaring and ethereal vocal arrangements. René’s vocals stand forefront, enhanced by the arrival and splendour of Cindy’s voice.
The band released their second album ‘Gone With The Flow’ in the digital version together with an exciting online mixed art exhibition (collaboration with New York based artist Louis Renzoni) on the 2nd October 2020. In 2021 the album also was released as fine 180g vinyl with the artwork by Louis Renzoni.The album contains 11 new tracks all written and performed by René Methner and his co band member and wife Cindy.
In this album is included the song “No Time For Butterflies”.