The Parrots, your favourite band from across the way, have shared a brand new track and video to brighten up hump day. And based on the contents, that could be exactly what you’re after once you’ve listened to it.
Recorded at home and produced by The Horrors Tom Furse, the song is classic stuff from The Parrots. Chaotic and lazy, but this time with a slightly dreamier spin, this song is the audio-personification of those threadbare jean shorts you can’t throw away.
The Parrots said “We wanted to make a rock n roll ballad, a dreamy love song that transported to high school dances but also to dark sketchy bars with lonely clients. With this in mind we recorded the song at home and sent it to Tom Furse, he completely got the vibe and helped us create the atmosphere we imagined.”
Tom Furse added: “Joe Meek was my point of reference with ‘My Love Is Real’ – I used his guidance via Ouija board for a point of balance between lo-fi scuzz and the naive pop stylings of the song – which ended up with doing things like using the sounds of surf in the drums and doing crazy piano improvisations in the wrong key which I would speed up in the tape machine to get it in tune. My basic tenant was – ‘what would Joe do?”
With a cracking new video alongside Hector had this to say about the clip “‘My Love Is Real’ is set in imaginary 90’s. It is a brother video of ‘Girl’, previous single of The Parrots and follows the adventures of a loving trio. It is more metaphorical than narrative and more aesthetic than ethical. Codes that speak of romantic and human relations are hidden on its images.”
Catch The Parrots next month at a few shows across the country.
14/10 – Birmingham – Hare & Hounds 2
15/10 – Guildford – The Boileroom
16/10 – Southampton – Heartbreakers
17/10 – Nottingham – Albert’s
19/10 – London – The Windmill
20/10 – Bristol – Simple Things Festival