The Parrots is a fresh-from-college young garage-surf trio from Madrid, Spain that's causing a commotion in the garage-surf scene this year. Last year they self-released a demo EP; the video for the main track on this demo has already 32.000 views on YouTube and shows a band that knows how to have fun playing great music.
Their first official recording was a 7" released in early 2014 via cult indie label from Madrid, Sonido Muchacho. The live video of one of the songs on this single (“Dee Dee Dangerous”), filmed on stage in Amsterdam's Red Light District (where they recorded it), got 50.000 views in just two weeks. Before the end of 2013 they recorded two more tracks with legendary Spanish producer Paco Loco (The Posies, Las Kellies, The Sadies, The Jayhawks, Steve Wynn...) for their second 7" to be released in August via Bachelor Records from Austria (sharing catalogue with such favourites as Black Lips, Dead Ghosts, Hunx, Smith Westerns...). Their fresh sound, reminding of American bands such as Black Lips or
Strange Boys, got them invitations to perform at the main Spanish festivals. For the summer of 2014 they've already played FIB Benicassim, Low Festival, Vida, Mona Fest, Arenal, FRA and many others.
The band was selected to perform in March 2014 at South By Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, where they played three unofficial day parties as well as the official festival showcase. In the meantime, Converse used their track Gigantic Trees (off the debut 7”) in several videos, namely one that was shown in all the Target stores across the US during the first quarter of 2014.
The Parrots have also been invited to perform at Liverpool Sound City Festival in Liverpool, UK, in May; and on the same month they played their first show in France, preceding 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.
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