New Music of the Day: The Parrots – ‘A Thousand Ways’

The Madrid garage-rockers have shared a new clip for one of the standout tracks on their debut album

Two minutes is all The Parrots need to win themselves new fans, a skill the Madrid garage-rock trio have shown ever since they released their debut EP ‘Weed For The Parrots’. The band, good friends of fellow Madrid gang Hinds, have just released a video for their ragged charmer ‘A Thousand Ways’. It’s one of the standouts from their August album ‘Los Niños Sin Miedo’ (Children Without Fear), and the video’s a beaut.

“We remember being angry when we wrote this song,” the band told NME. “It all started for us like a bluesy riff that we used in between songs during the show just to shout and get a little violent. Then it evolved into this song, which was kind of a reminder to not follow paths that have been drawn and how it’s been good to us this way.

“We explained the meaning to Pablo Amores, the director of the video, and he made this. It shows how a girl struggles between her desires, as she doesn’t know if she’s right.”

Catch The Parrots live:
Dec 31 The Social, London
Jan 20, 2017 Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
The Parrots also play Liverpool’s FestEvol on April 30, 2017, alongside Wild Beasts and Ulrika Spacek.