Album Review

The Parrots - Dos

A band caught in transition.

The Parrots - Dos

The second full-length from The Parrots offers a spruced-up, more festive versioning of the shambling indie found on the Madrid band’s ultra-lo-fi 2016 debut ‘Los Niños Sin Miedo’. Showcasing slicker production sensibilities, and the odd foray into electronic sounds courtesy of The Horrors’ Tom Furse, ‘Dos’ is choc-a-block with impassioned vocals and riotous sing-alongs; the indie galas of compatriots Hinds, or the bawling anthems of Palma Violets spring instantly to mind, as tunes like ‘Just Hold On’, or album closer ‘Romance’ erupt in plumes of unabashed positivity. While this sound embraces the majority of ‘Dos’, the album also drifts into more experimental waters. Opener ‘You Work All Day and Then You Die’ storms out of the blocks with sizzling motorik psychedelia, while the Talking Heads-informed mutant funk of ‘It’s Too Late To Go To Bed’ adds a dash of sultriness. On the whole, ‘Dos’ feels like a band caught in transition.

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