Park Hotel is a post-electronic dance band based in London, centered on the creative duo of Tim Abbey and Rebeca Marcos-Rosa. Taking inspiration from their international relationship, with frequent trips to New York and Spain, the concept of the band took shape as they experimented with dance floor beats, punk and disco.
Now a six-piece, they started by playing under-the-radar shows featuring three-way vocal harmonies, guitars, drums, percussion, keyboards and ample cowbell. By late 2016 their gigs were packed and the comparisons started to come in, ranging between LCD Soundsystem and Talking Heads, Nile Rogers and Earth Wind and Fire.
With the live thing down they entered the studio and in late 2016 the band worked on two tracks. Featuring supercool boy/girl vocals ‘Gone As A Friend’ was released as part of the Fierce Panda singles club in February 2017 and playlisted on Virgin Radio. Supporting the release of their second single ‘Going West’, summer 2017 saw Park Hotel work their way up UK festival billings.
By late 2017 Park Hotel had come to the attention of disco-chic Paris label Kitsune. Tim and Rebeca had been busy writing and had recorded one of the big moments from their live set ‘Good People, Bad Dreams’. With its super-punchy mix from up coming Italian producer Tomasso, Kitsune picked the track for release via Kitsune Hot Streams.
The NME highlighted Park Hotel as one of the best new bands to look out for: “Gorgeous grooves and hypnotic riffs collide in an oh-so funky cocktail”. Wonderland Magazine described the band as “the hottest new band out there”.