Spanish indie rock band Parlement initially began as a 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.
The Spanish quartet’s latest single “Legend” channels the fuzzy, power chord-based 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, complete with a blistering feedback tinged guitar solo. If it sounds warmly familiar, there’s a reason why – it strikes at the nostalgia bone but they manage to do so in way that possess a contemporary nod to the band’s influences.
The recently released official video follows the Spanish band performing the song in a rehearsal space and hanging out in their studio, captures, two Spanish women on the street singing the lyrics to the song in various locales, some headbanging and a sequence between one of the woman and the band’s lead singer, in which it appears that they have some fight. But it’s shot in an effortlessly cool manner.