Australian grind legion KING PARROT is back with a blistering four-track EP of their signature brand of uncompromising thrashy, punked out grindcore chaos. Entitled Holed Up In The Lair, the EP was recorded during some time off between tours, and the intention was simple: “four days, four tracks, write em’, record em’, and be done with it.” This was the result.
With engineer Steve “Big Fella” Berrigan at the helm, Holed Up In The Lair came to life at Nodferatu’s Lair in Louisiana in late 2017. After recently remixing and mastering the tracks, and with the world in such turmoil, the band decided to unleash it as a special seven-inch limited to 1000 copies worldwide.
This rare and raw balls-to-the-wall recording not only gives fans some new KING PARROT tunes, but it also offers a glimpse of what they can do, so seemingly effortlessly at the drop of a hat. KING PARROT gets thrown into a studio randomly with no songs written on some days off while touring and we end up with some golden nuggets. It really is a great insight into how quickly these guys can pull together some killer tunes and a great example of what a super tight band can do. This is what you get from years of touring, tons of shows, and countless hours of writing together.
Comments KING PARROT vocalist Matt Young, “Usually, KING PARROT always tries to write music together in the same room, but that just hasn’t been possible for us because of the lock-down. We were planning on re-working these tracks for a new album eventually, but when all the restrictions came about, we thought, ‘Why not get these tracks out there as a special limited-edition seven-inch release?’ We think KING PARROT fans will be happy with these tracks. It’s rude, loud, fast and grimey and we poured our heart and soul into them; there’s no doubting its unabashedly KING PARROT!”
In advance of the EP’s release, today the band unleashes opening track, “Banished, Flawed Then Docile,” now streaming
KING PARROT‘s Holed Up In The Lair EP will see release on October 9th via Housecore Records in North America, Agonia Records in Europe/UK, and Dead Set Records in Australasia/Asia. For preorder options, visit the KING PARROT website at kingparrot.net
Holed Up In The Lair Track Listing:
- Banished, Flawed Then Docile
- Blunder To Asunder
- Nor Is Yours
- Kick Up Stink