Yesterday, The Parrots shared their video for single “No Me Gustas, Te Quiero.” Directed by Hache and shot in Morroco. The Parrots have announced details of the release of their debut album, Los Niños Sin Miedo, which is out on Heavenly Recordings on Friday 26th August 2016.
The Parrots, Diego García (vocals / guitar), Alex de Lucas (bass) and Larry Balboa (drums), are a rock ‘n’ roll band from Madrid who met at university in the city and evolved from the same firmament of like-minded artists, photographers, DJs and musicians that recently spawned the band Hinds – The Parrots’ Diego produced their recently released acclaimed album Leave Me Alone.
They recorded Los Niños Sin Miedo in one week last September down by the sea in Cádiz at the studios of Spanish sound engineer Paco Loco.
“Paco has these crazy ideas, like, ‘I think you guys need a solo here,’” explains Diego. “So I get my guitar, I drink, I smoke, I start playing and Paco says, ‘Oh this is amazing!’ You think it’s too crazy but he says, ‘If you heard this from John Cale you’d think it was amazing! You are an artist too!’ He gets completely involved.”
“If sometimes I express myself in the wrong terms, because I’m not English, for me it doesn’t matter,” says Diego. “When I first heard Jonathan Richman singing in Spanish, I loved it. He gets it all wrong and that has so much charm.”
Heavenly asked The Parrots to tour with Hooton Tennis Club after seeing them at SXSW last year, and a friendship was born. “That tour was amazing,” says Larry. “All the shows were perfect. So when we finished the album we played it to Heavenly first and they loved it. We decided to join the label, and at SXSW this year, we thought, Let’s do it here. We signed the contracts on top of a pool table in a bar. It was fast and good, and that’s how we like it. Our smiles lasted a week – we’re still smiling. We’re going to be very happy in the Heavenly family.”
Finally, having played a handful of shows at this year’s Great Escape Festival in Brighton, they return to the UK and later in the summer for a run of shows.
The Parrots tour dates:
Aug 27 The Magnet Liverpool, United Kingdom
Aug 28 Hare & Hounds Birmingham, United Kingdom
Aug 31 Joiners Southampton, United Kingdom
Sep 02 Music Hall Ramsgate, United Kingdom
Sep 04 Broadcast Glasgow, United Kingdom
Sep 05 Headrow House Leeds, United Kingdom
Sep 07 The Victoria London, United Kingdom
Sep 09 O2 Ritz Manchester Manchester, United Kingdom
Sep 12 Point Ephemere Paris, France
Sep 14 Péniche Cancale Dijon, France
Sep 28 TapTab Musikraum Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Los Niños Sin Miedo tracklisting:
1. Too High To Die
2. Let’s Do It Again
3. No Me Gustas, Te Quiero
4. A Thousand Ways
5. Jame Gumb
7. EA Presley
8. The Road That Brings You Home
9. Windows 98
10. Los Ninos Sin Miedo