Parrots With Piercings: The alt-punk duo shaking up Canberra’s music scene

Australian alt-punk duo Parrots with Piercings are a force to be reckoned with, bringing their unique sound and perspective to their single “Kinda Strange.”

If you’re not familiar with the Canberra music scene, you might be surprised to learn that it’s a hotbed of alt-punk. One of the standout acts in this scene is Parrots With Piercings, a dynamic two-piece that has been making waves with their catchy tunes and energetic live shows.

The single, “Kinda Strange,” is a perfect example of what makes Parrots With Piercings so special. The song tackles heavy themes like love, loss, and addiction with a sense of urgency and empathy that is rare in punk music. According to the band, “Kinda Strange” is about “becoming self-aware in moments of helping others. Trying to understand someone’s struggle and vices and the impact you can have on them in general in doing so coming to the realization of your own struggles and your vices.”

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Recorded at Amberly Studios and mastered by Dax Liniere at Puzzle Factory Sound Studios, “Kinda Strange” is a testament to the band’s commitment to their craft. Dav and Khial, the two members of Parrots With Piercings, have been honing their sound for six years, and it shows in every note of the song. Their chemistry is palpable, both on stage and off, and it’s clear that they’ve put in the work to develop a unique sound that is distinctly their own.

At the heart of Parrots With Piercings’ music is a deep connection to their Australian roots and the everyday struggles of life in their home country. Their songs are both personal and universal, touching on themes that resonate with listeners around the world. And when they take the stage, they bring that same energy and passion to their live shows, creating an atmosphere that is both raucous and intimate

If you’re a fan of alt-punk and haven’t yet discovered Parrots With Piercings, now is the time to do so. With “Kinda Strange” dropping today on the 17th of March, there’s never been a better time to dive into their catalogue and experience the magic for yourself.