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The Parrots have played across Europe, the US and Central America packed nights at the Shacklewell Arms and chelada-fuelled lunchtime showcases at SXSW, raucous gigs of elemental garage noise, feelgood ferocity and many, many stage invasions (Everybody else gets very motivated when they see us play, says frontman Diego). After three years and half a dozen singles and EPs, they are ready to release their first album, Los Niños Sin Miedo, on Heavenly.
Diego García, Alex de Lucas (bass) and Larry Balboa (drums) met at university in Madrid, began playing music together, and noisily hacked out a place for their primordial, loose-hipped rock’n’roll. The idea of Los Niños Sin Miedo The Fearless Kids came about because in Spain it’s really difficult to make it as a rock’n’roll band, they say. When we started there were so many indie bands, indie bands, indie bands. No one would back us, no other bands, no media, nobody. So we got on with it, and people started coming to our shows, promoters started booking us, but at the beginning it was just our gang of friends in Madrid, working on our music, writing, singing, DJing, art, photography. That gang includes Hinds, whose brilliant recent album Leave Me Alone was produced by Diego, and Los Nastys, one of whom is Diego’s flatmate.