Queer FM Episode October 12, 2021

QueerFM Featured Guests : Parlour Panther Vancouver based non binary band / Manifesto Kelly Clipperton singer, songwriter from Toronto

8:00am - 10:00am

Parlour Panther : Lee Newman and Steph Hodgins a gritty guitar, immersive synths and howling vocals - Parlour Panther lifts you up to a sonic
dream. With influences like Jungle, St. Vincent and Sylvan Esso, this self-produced Queer duo
brings you thunderously dark dream pop.
“Their lyrics are bold and the vocal delivery captivating” - Beatroute Magazine
Parlour Panther’s discography to date tells their love story from lustful lesbians to enby loves for life. Their latest release on Coax Records, sophomore LP Retrograde, takes a sharp turn.
Almost entirely written during a global pandemic, it explores the forced reflection that comes
from isolation through danceable anthemic hits. The arrangements cover the wide spectrum of
sound. Vibrantly showering synths hug the high end and resonant bass synths hold the low end.
Distorted melodious guitars call and respond with striking vocals. Their voices blend effortlessly
in harmony while also standing strong on their own. This fierce pop album flows seamlessly
through grief and growth to protest and apocalyptic love. Retrograde is available everywhere


A decade in the imagining and two years in the making, MANifesto, a ManBand, present a collection of 12 pop gems, spanning 70 years. The 5some utilize their queer feverish energy and stacked harmonies to tie the lot together.
MANifesto the brainchild of Toronto Renaissance Man, Kelly Clipperton (Kelly and the Kellygirls, Merkury Burn), MANifesto emerged out of a need for visibility and inclusion. Clipperton scoured the city of Toronto to find the right voices and energies to complete the lineup, citing diversity as a paramount element.
MANifesto launched in February ’19 with Automatic (Pointer Sisters), followed by the mid-Pan Dam scorcher The Promise (Girls Aloud), and this Pride’s anthem Say You’ll Be There (Spice Girls). The three is singles have all had accompanying videos that showcase the group's newfound friendship in humor, dance, joy, and theatrics. A 4th single: Lady Marmalade (Labelle) is in development and with the launch in tandem with the album.
The group worked with award-winning Producers: Brad ‘Merlin’ Nelson (Cylinder Sound), Spencer Sunshine, and Daryn Barry (Orange Lounge) to hone the early 90s dance feel that fused the record together.

Anthony Bastianon, Stewart Borden, and Alan Moon all worked as Musical Directors to create the arrangements and build the stacked five-part harmony that is sprinkled throughout the songs.

MANifesto has joined forces with Rainbow Railroad, an organization very dear to them, with a wish to bring visibility and fundraising to the most disenfranchised of the global Queer Population.

Instagram : manifestotimes5

Track Listing:

Emily McNally · Emily McNally
Faded & Happy
Parlour Panther · Parlour Panther
That’s What I Want
Lil Nas X · Lil Nas X
Lady Marmalade
Manifesto · Manifesto
Highest Heights
The Mad Chattaa · The Mad Chattaa