“Kind Of Classy is not just an album. It's an event. An event where the minds of Zach Katz, Christian Novelli, and Jon Duckworth join from thousands of miles away. An event filled with eerie synths, melodic vocals, cool bowties, and maybe even backpacks. Pretty classy huh? Well, kind of.” -backpackparty
backpackparty, YouTube channel, and band name is made up of three talented YouTube personalities, Zach Katz, Christian Novelli and John Duckworth. This transatlantic band completes the impossible by making successful songs, on two albums, almost entirely over the internet. The band has only come together to use their collective video making experience, to film their music videos. With one full length EP under their belts (Kind of Classy, released 27 October 2011 for free download), this trio of talent is well underway to creating a unique listening experience for subscribers everywhere.
Their music style is indie/pop/electric and they go above and beyond in composing simple, easy listening songs. For a band that was created for fun, they have captured the ears of many, with their official channel gaining 13,785 subscribers since its beginning in January of 2011.
This being a band channel, has all 8 videos of the boys when they have come together to compile their colourful genius. There is even an acoustic version of their song Canvas Dreams which, after having the synths pulled away, really shows the talent the trio possesses.
“we're a band and we wear backpacks.”
The colourful and fun, and childish nature of the band and all of their songs provide a new listening experience. They create the simple songs that will leave you whistling or humming along hours after you’ve stopped listening. As if their music was not enough, they craft flawless music videos which enhance the backpackparty experience by providing a unique visual experience that may leave you wondering at the end.
Channel Rating: 3.5 out of 5