A Festival, A Parade Discuss Mental Health in ‘People Person’

A Festival, A Parade Discuss Mental Health in ‘People Person’

A Festival, A Parade – ‘People Person’
Released 27th January
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Photo credit: Daniel Stark

A Festival, A Parade – People Person


Newcastle outfit A Festival, A Parade have announced the upcoming release of their first single of the year People Person. The alt-rockers’ latest track showcases the brooding and slow-building melodic rock which has already earned them plenty of plaudits nationally since bursting onto the scene with previous single If Dogs Could Talk in the autumn.

With its underlying darkened tone obvious throughout, frontman Joe Allan’s intricate lyricism strongly comes to the fore in People Person, shining light on the stigma surrounding mental health and its increasingly prevalent role in today’s society.

Comparisons to the likes of The National, Frightened Rabbit and Preoccupations along with a growing live reputation has helped them develop a dedicated following over the last twelve months, and with several releases to come in 2017 their profile is only set to increase further.

Discussing the release, the band stated: “People Person is a very honest track. It’s basically about someone who is struggling with mental illness, but feels they must maintain this ‘people person’ persona, being overtly friendly and outgoing, which, in my opinion, is one of the most destructive things you can do when you’re not feeling 100%. The take-home message from the song (if there is one) would be to just make sure you make time for people who might need someone to talk to, and that even people who appear be leading an idyllic lifestyle may be struggling behind closed doors.”

Produced by Chris McManus (Blank Studios, Newcastle), A Festival, A Parade’s People Person (featuring guest vocals from Immy Williams) is released on 27thJanuary and will be available to purchase on iTunes and Spotify.


Live Dates (message for press passes)

19 Feb – The Cluny, Newcastle



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A Festival, A Parade Discuss Mental Health in ‘People Person’