Scottish Sextet Return With Ecstatic New Single: “You’re An Animal”
A funk-laden guitar pop anthem filled with hazy melodies that flutter and float like the last rays of sun dipping behind the horizon on a languid summer day, “You’re An Animal” arrives as the first new music from Parliamo this year.
Taking primary inspiration from the laid-back electronica-infused indie pioneered by the likes of Primal Scream, Super Furry Animals or Blur, with a healthy dose of the dazed guitar-pop rhythms reminiscent of Swim Deep or Peace also detectable amidst its sunny substance matter; “You’re An Animal” finds the band facing up to our fear of failure with a fizzing new release. As vocalist Jack Dailly explains of the track:
“The lyrics [of “You’re An Animal”] centre on projecting your own failures and insecurities onto someone else in an argument: when you really should be having a go at yourself, you deflect the blame and double down. It quickly became an effective live number, with loads of people who had seen us live asking us when it would be released.”
Initially written over two years ago, “You’re An Animal” has been finessed to perfection at live shows and their home studio ever since. The final version was recorded, mixed and produced by Jamie Holmes at Castle of Doom Studios in Glasgow in 2023.
Parliamo are Jack Dailly (vocals), Finn Freeburn Morrison (guitar), Finlay Mcelnea (Bass), Fraser Nicholson (guitar), Mairi Sutherland (guitar, vocals), and Andrew Haxton (drums).
Bringing together witty social commentary with a distinctive songwriting approach that is very much their own, Parliamo are one of Scotland’s most exciting young prospects. Releasing their debut EP ‘The Parliamo Manifesto’ in 2021, it saw the band employ a tongue-in-cheek approach to some of the darker aspects of life faced by young people and marked them out as a major emerging talent to watch. Turning heads with their self-proclaimed brand of “underground pop”, the band have since attracted praise from the likes of Clash Magazine, BBC 6 Music, Radio Scotland, Radio X, KEXP and more.
Developing a formidable live reputation at their live shows in recent years, the band have performed at the likes of TRNSMT, New Colossus and the prestigious SXSW last year, as well as supporting the likes of The View and The Lathums at major UK venues. Gearing up for more dates this spring/summer, the band will play headline shows in Scotland, as well as festival dates, and a support slot in Glasgow with The Snuts. Full dates and details can be found below.
PARLIAMO UK LIVE DATES 2023
19 ABERDEEN Cafe Drummonds
20 EDINBURGH The Mash House
24 LEVEN Silverburn Park Festival
29 GLASGOW SWG3 Galvanisers Yard*
12 PERTH Otherlands Festival