Youngy from King Parrot talks solid shows, demos and forces to be reckoned with.
King Parrot are going from strength to strength. Life must feel pretty surreal right now.
Yes. We had an absolute blast at our hometown farewell show at the Evelyn in Melbourne on the weekend. It was awesome. The show sold out. It’s good that we have such a solid show of support here. We have been working our asses off for a long time, so I guess it still kind of feels the same for some reason. The shows are getting better though, and we are getting better as a band and that is what matters to me.
You mentioned going up north to record. Can you tell us about it?
We did some demos and writing in Queensland over the Australian summer in an effort to get prepared for our next record. We are still chipping away at that. We hope to have a new record next year. We’ve been road testing a few songs live and they are going down a treat.
What about your tour?
We’re heading to North America this week to do 40 shows with Canadian metal legends Voivod and our friends from Michigan, Child Bite. We are really honoured to get the chance to tour with such an awesome and well-established band. Voivod have been a band for as long as I have been alive. They are a force to be reckoned with. Heading out with them is something I never would’ve thought possible as a youngster. We’ll also be playing at Amnesia Rockfest in Montebello, Quebec, which has about 30,000 people attend, so we are chuffed for that opportunity too.
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USA | Canada tour dates
19 May 2016: Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill – Dallas, TX
20 May 2016: The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
21 May 2016: Barracuda w/ Voivod, King Parrot – Austin, TX
23 May 2016: Scout Bar – Houston, TX
25 May 2016: Aggie Theatre – Fort Collins, CO
26 May 2016: Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
27 May 2016: Liquid Joes w/ Sonic Prophecy – Salt Lake City, UT
28 May 2016: Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV
30 May 2016: The Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ
31 May 2016: Flagstaff's Green Room – Flagstaff, AZ
1 June 2016: Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
2 June 2016: Whisky A Go Go – West Hollywood, CA
3 June 2016: The Underground DTSA – Santa Ana, CA
4 June 2016: Strummer's – Fresno, CA
5 June 2016: Cooper's Ale Works – Nevada City, CA
7 June 2016: The Ritz – San Jose, CA
9 June 2016: WOW Hall – Eugene, OR
10 June 2016: Dante's – Portland, OR
11 June 2016: El Corazon – Seattle, WA
13 June 2016: Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, Canada
15 June 2016: Dickens – Calgary, Canada
16 June 2016: The Starlite Room – Edmonton, Canada
17 June 2016: The Exchange – Regina, Canada
18 June 2016: The Good Will – Winnipeg, Canada
21 June 2016: Call The Office – London, Canada
24 June 2016: Hard Luck – Toronto, Canada
27 June 2016: Nectar's – Burlington, VT
28 June 2016: ONCE Somerville – Somerville, MA
29 June 2016: Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
30 June 2016: Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA