The real Madrid sound

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Sun, sea and San­gria, paella and Pi­casso, Rioja and Real Madrid – just some of the things Spain is jus­ti­fi­ably famed for. But one thing not on that list is great rock bands – but slowly that might just be chang­ing.

A whole wave of fan­tas­tic bands is com­ing out of the coun­try from the spikey in­die pop of The Hinds to the ad­dic­tive ex­per­i­men­tal­ism of Oso Leone. To that list can now be added The Par­rots – a three­piece from Madrid whose de­but al­bum Los Ni­nos Sin Miedo (The Fear­less Kids) is an ex­u­ber­ant garage rock thrill ride.

The trio Diego Gar­cía, Alex de Lu­cas (bass) and Larry Bal­boa (drums) met at univer­sity in Madrid and be­gan play­ing mu­sic to­gether but it was not all plain sail­ing.

They said: “The idea of Los Niños Sin Miedo – The Fear­less Kids – came about be­cause in Spain it’s re­ally dif­fi­cult to make it as a rock’n’roll band.

“When we started there were so many in­die bands, in­die bands, in­die bands. No one would back us, no other bands, no me­dia, no­body. So we got on with it, and peo­ple started com­ing to our shows, pro­mot­ers started book­ing us, but at the be­gin­ning it was just our gang of friends in Madrid.’’

Hav­ing carved out a for­mi­da­ble live rep­u­ta­tion they recorded their de­but al­bum in one week and it’s short and very sharp.

It is an ex­hil­a­rat­ing blast of breath­less garage/punk rock that lasts less than half an hour, which is plenty of time to ex­haust the lis­tener (in a good way). To be in with a chance of win­ning this al­bum an­swer this ques­tion. What is Real Madrid’s sta­dium called ? En­tries to, Par­rots, Nigel Thorn­ton, Peter­bor­ough Tele­graph, Unex House - Suite B,Bourges Boule­vard, Peter­bor­ough, PE1 1NG by Septem­ber 3.

The Par­rots

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