The Par­rots Los Niños Sin Miedo

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS - LAU­REN MUR­PHY

At this stage, the “retro garage-rock” genre has been ex­plored so com­pre­hen­sively that it’s dif­fi­cult to see how any band could breathe new life into what has be­come a for­mu­laic sound. The Par­rots are not here to of­fer a solution, but the Madrid three-piece’s de­but is lis­ten­able and even quite like­able in parts. The fuzzy, loose swing of tracks such as Let’s Do It Again and the T-Rex-style glam stomp of

Win­dows 98 fizz with an en­er­getic fa­mil­iar­ity, while Jame

Gumb de­liv­ers a men­ac­ing psy­che­delic hum to the track­list­ing. There is a slop­pi­ness to the trio’s rough- round-theedges ap­proach at times – not least on the in­de­ci­pher­able lyrics of EA Pres­ley – but these short, sharp bursts of sound of­fer a flimsy sense of en­joy­ment. face­book.com/thep­ar­rots1

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