After three years and half a dozen singles and EPs The Parrots present their debut full-length album Los Niños Sin Miedo (The Fearless Kids). Frontman Diego García, Alex de Lucas (bass) and Larry Balboa (drums) met at university in Madrid, Spain - began playing music together, and noisily hacked out a place for their primordial, loose-hipped rock'n'roll. The Parrots have that genius-stupidity of all ace garage rock bands, and they mix sunbaked stoner elation with a gleeful mangling of the English language.
"If sometimes I express myself in the wrong terms, because I'm not English, for me it doesn't matter," says Diego. "Let's just get wild and do it the way we feel. When I first heard Jonathan Richman singing in Spanish, I loved it. He gets it all wrong and that has so much charm." They also cite The Monks, The Groupies, 13th Floor Elevators, Buddy Holly and Elvis as inspiration, and Diego's biggest musical love is Marc Bolan: "He has always been my main guy, he's always there in my mind. I love the way some of his songs sound so naive but at the same time so mean and so tender. No one can say ‘baby' quite like him."