The Parrots are a fresh-from-college young garage-surf trio from Madrid that’s causing a commotion in the Spanish scene this year. Last summer they recorded two tracks for a 7″ with Aaron Bastinelli in Amsterdam, at Converse’s Rubber Tracks Studios.
In the fall of last year, they recorded two tracks with legendary Spanish producer Paco Loco (The Posies, Las Kellies, The Sadies, The Jayhawks, Steve Wynn) for another forthcoming 7″ to be released in August 8th 2014 via Bachelor Records.
Their fresh sound, reminiscent of American bands such as Black Lips or Strange Boys, got them invitations to perform at the main Spanish festivals in the summer of 2013: FIB Benicassim, SOS 4.8, Arenal Sound, Monkey Week, and BIME. For the summer of 2014 they’ve already confirmed FIB Benicassim, Low Festival, Vida, Mona Fest, and others.
The band was selected to perform in March 2014 at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas, where they played three unofficial day parties as well as the official festival showcase.
In May 2014, The Parrots performed at Liverpool Sound City Festival in Liverpool, UK, and in the same month, they played their first show in France, which preceded a longer tour in France in the fall.
The Parrots are just starting their career, but the buzz about them has crossed the Spanish borders and is quickly spreading around the world.
“Loving You Is Hard” 7″
August 8, 2014
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