Madrid gang The Parrots might seem like party-hard, fun-loving guys but, underneath it all, there’s something darker going on. ‘I’m Not Alone’, the first track from their debut UK EP ‘Weed For The Parrots’, has them recalling “taking too many drugs in a bad moment of your life” over rumbling garage-punk, a subtle sadness chiming through frontman Diego Garcia’s weaving guitar lines. “I get up, I get up, I get up/And go far away from you,” he rasps, defiant and hurting.
“These songs were written at a time when alcohol and weed were present in my life every day in huge quantities,” Diego explains of the whole EP. “Everything was confusing and kind of out of control followed by terrible hangover days that were surrounded by dirt, drinking sangria and eating Chinese noodles.” Instead of wallowing in that rut, though, now The Parrots are lifting themselves out, painting smiles on their faces and delivering some of the most infectious sounds around.
‘Weed For The Parrots’ EP is released on June 22 via Luv Luv Luv. The band return to the UK at the end of the month. They will play:
Manchester Fuel Cafe (May 24)
Leeds Gold Sounds Festival (25)
Brighton Green Door Store (26)
London 93 Feet East (27)