If you’ve been following JOVM for the past few months, you may remember coming across a post on the Spanish indie rock band Parlement. Initially, the band began as the solo recording project of founding member and primary singer/songwriter Stefan Robert. The act slowly expanded when Robert began recording with producer and bassist Raul Parra. Flagon Ferer (drums) and Javi Buneo (guitar), who were both members of Alerta Roja and Exotic Zoo were recruited to flesh out the band’s sound. Their first single “Blood” received quite a bit of attention and drew comparisons to the The Breeders and Galaxie 500. And interestingly enough, they’re one of the few Spanish bands, whose work is primarily sung and recorded in English.
Much like their previous single “Legend,” the band’s latest single “Little Liar” channels the arena-friendly power chord rock sound of (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?, Be Here Now and The Masterplan-era Oasis, early Blur, and A Northern Soul-era The Verve. And in many ways it sounds warmly familiar without being a total mimick of an interesting period in British rock history, as give the sound a subtle contemporary spin.