PARROTS SCREECH OUT LOUD
What’s magenta and sounds like King Parrot? Dunno. “Pink Carrot,” is the answer, according to leading lad of King Parrot, Matt ‘Youngy’ Young.
Melbourne’s “thrash and grind miscreants” King Parrot are not your average metal band.
They’re funny buggers who just happen to be one of the loudest, teeth-gnashing groups in Australia.
Their second album Dead Set dropped last week via EVP Recordings for Australia and they’ve just signed up with Housecore in the US and Agonia for European territories.
It follows on from debut Bite Your Head Off.
Think Richard Mercer’s Lovesongs and Dedications circa 2002, then flip it 180 degrees.
Lead growler/screecher Matt Young survived “walls of death” at Soundwave Festival and took his band overseas to record with Phil Anselmo (Pantera/Down) at Nosferatu’s Lair studio in New Orleans.
The busy Melbourne band spent close to a month hibernating in the woods in Vermont writing material for the record.
They settled on naming it Dead Set.
“The other title in the running was Flamin’ Galahs but we didn’t want to confuse people and have them think that was the actual band name. It’s called Dead Set ’cos we are dead set legends,” Youngy states matter-of-factly.
King Parrot spent more than five minutes alone on the road with Lucky Phil.
“We partook in many a conga line train dance party,” he says.
“If you’d gone backstage you would never have thought it was a heavy metal tour. It looked more like a soul-funk tour from the 1970s.”
Before they came home, King Parrot hit the CMJ festival in New York and Housecore Horror Fest in Austin, Texas.
The band say they are excited to showcase the “brutal” new material.
King Parrot have put out their second album.