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The Parrots

The Parrots is a fresh-from-college young garage-surf trio from Madrid that’s causing a commotion in the garage-surf-punk scene this year. And not only in the garage scene: legendary British weekly NME highlighted them as Buzz Band of the Week on its Aug 16th issue, and many other international media are following them closely now, with rave reviews on The Lane of Best Fit and Gold Flake Paint, to name but a few.

Their first official recording was a 7" released in early 2014 via cult indie label from Madrid, Sonido Muchacho. Before the end of 2013 they had recorded two more tracks with legendary Spanish producer Paco Loco (The Posies, Las Kellies, The Sadies, The Jayhawks, Steve Wynn...) for their second 7" just released in the summer of 2014 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 SXSW in 2014. In the meantime, Converse used their tracks Gigantic Trees and Dee Dee Dangerous (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 2014; and on the same month they played their first show in France, preceding a longer tour in France and the UK in the fall.

My Bands Sessions

Friday, March 20

2:00pm CDT

4:00pm CDT

Saturday, March 21

3:30pm CDT

7:30pm CDT

Sunday, March 22

12:00pm CDT