“A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open.”” - Franck Zappa

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Solar Parachute



Solar Parachute is the exciting new solo project of unconventional drummer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Gaet Allard.

Known primarily for playing drums with bands such as Balinger, Stoptoi and Perfect Line, Allard also has his own solo project called Solar Parachute where he sings, performs and writes songs.

An explosive, melodic outburst with a bevy of indie, alternative, and garage influences.

Gaet Allard:

A frenchy based in London. Gaet hails from Nantes in France, began playing the drums at just six years old, initially studying jazz at his local school. At eighteen he moved to Paris where he studied at the Conservatoire National of Paris and Cergy France. By this point his interests had expanded to rock, pop and funk and once he graduated he upped sticks to Los Angeles . This life-changing experience gave him a taste of life as a globe-trotting musician and he never looked back, moving back to Paris which he then used as a launch pad for a decade long career performing all over the world, dividing his time as a session musician working with several leading artists and labels, in addition to his work as a band member and song-writing collaborate with bands such as Bonobo Trio, Balinger, Perfect Life and Stoptoi compagny. 

In 2019 Gaet moved to London and found the perfect city to grow the band. Full of opportunities and creative people.



"Noughties indie feel with crunchy guitars and an atmospheric vocal."(IndieCentralMusic) 

"Gaët Allard is dynamite behind the drums, an explosive energy. And from this, a kind of trance fills the listener.” (Tohubohu) 

"An exciting and immensely talented artist that we've only begun to just scratch the surface of."(MusicBoxPete)

latest releases

The song was produced by Gonzalo Barrera and Gaet Allard, Recorded and mixed by Gonzalo Barrera at Abbey Road Institute. 

The lyrics were written in collaboration with french musician, author and movie director Ramon Pipin. 

It will appear on Solar Parachute's new album, which will be out next year on " Au revoir ma belle" record. 

Ghost in my cupboard 

“It’s kind of like a groovy song  but not a four to the floor type. It has this "New Orleans vibe " to it . To me, it’s a "James brown with big guitars" song. That’s what I wanted to make : a danceable Rock song that cheers you up.”

Ain't no Sunlight


After the two first singles "Can't Help Myself" and "In the Sound, Solar Parachute is back with" Ain't no Sunlight."

This track was written around the guitar riff and the slow heavy drums.This is a song about contrasts - hot/cold, loud/silent, dark/light, which echoes complicated relationships.

"Sometimes we need to drown ourselves at the bottom of the pool and push up to rebond at the surface of happiness."