A fantastic collection of The Parlotones’ songs, Live Design includes “Giant Mistake”, “Push Me to the Floor”, and “We Call This Dancing”. The sound is fantastic, especially considering this is a live recording, and it was great to hear Kahn Morbee’s singing and speaking voice again. The song choice is really good and not one of the songs is a dud, as evidenced by the frenzied screaming of the girls in the crowd and the enthusiastic sing-alongs. For me, the highlight of the album is “Here Comes A Man”, which was The Parlotones' first big hit. I was singing along to “Rock. Paper. Scissors” at the top of my lungs, too.
Live Design was finally released in both USA and the UK on June 21, 2011 and is available on Amazon. Their latest release Eavesdropping on the Songs of Whales, a collection of acoustic tracks, was released on iTunes in North America and the UK on June 19, 2011.
Live Design is an excellent album that should thrill fans and newcomers alike. It is a good representation of The Parlotones’ music to date and I would absolutely recommend this collection, giving it five out of five stars.