Alone at Parties (RO)

Alone at Parties is about the contradictions that keep popping up time and time again. It’s about loneliness at parties, about bad jokes at funerals, about seemingly unwelcoming cities that you fall in love with on a second visit. Their sound can be described as an indie-folk blend of soft-spoken synthesizers, playful electric guitars which come together around subtle acoustic rhythms and warm and moody vocals. The band comes from Cluj-Napoca & is composed of Andrei, Casiana, Dani, Florin & Lazăr.

They made their debut with a live rendition of Board Games, released in November 2021 (watch & listen here). Performed with a sparse arrangement in a minimalist post-party setting that evokes ‘70s era nostalgia, it’s a DIY effort that hinted at what was to come.

Just a month later, the release was followed by Another Car, the band’s debut single, featuring the Bucharest based artist Adame Wolf (watch & listen here). Produced over a 2-year period of back and forth creative sessions, it finally came together as a blend of synth infused soft melodies and melancholic folk. These releases were marked by a solo acoustic tour together with Adame Wolf called Have We Met? that introduced the band’s music to Romanian crowds.

Oranges & Apples, the band’s second single, was released in November 2022. It talks about dealing with boredom in relationships and its video companion was filmed during early mornings & late evenings in the Danube Delta (watch & listen here).

2023 saw Alone at parties playing their first full band shows: Electric Castle & Transylvania International Film Festival in the summer and a mini-tour in the autumn in Bucharest, Cluj & Budapest at BuSH.

In November 2023 the band released their latest single – Intensive Care. Mixing soft-spoken vocals, earwormy synth leads & a playful bossa nova influence, the song draws a parallel between taking care of houseplants and nurturing healthy relationships (watch & listen here).

The group is currently working on recording their debut album, targeting a 2024 release.