San Francisco based Rykarda Parasol describes her dark and mysterious music as“Rock Noir”. It calls up cinematic imagery akin to David Lynch or Alfred Hitchcock giving way to an icy blonde plot and Parasol’s husky low sing/talk embodies the essence of the sharp fearless femme fatale.
Often compared to the likes of Nick Cave, Black Heart Procession and The Velvet Underground, Parasol personifies both swamp and sophistication reminding of us the Doors, Serge Gainsbourg, and Nico. A uniquely gender-bending voice, her focus is delivering Faulkner-like tales with conviction and suspense. Parasol draws on American rock, soul and southern influences as well as Northern European styles imparted to her by her parents. She has self-produced and self-released two highly acclaimed albums(“For Blood and Wine” 2009 and “Our Hearts First Meet” 2006). And her unique musical style can be traced to her studies in art, music, and literature. A strong presence on San Francisco’s music scene, Parasol continues to write songs based on her true-life events and has toured within the US as well as in Europe. Parasol is currently writing songs for a third album.