We Are Parkas are the grit, guts, and passion that is missing from modern-day indie music.
Matt Banks (vocals), Owen Stephens (guitar), George Hopkins (bass) and Joe Strauss (drums) have been writing and gigging constantly since 2015, perfecting their arena-sized sound and firmly establishing themselves as the South West’s most exciting prospect in indie rock.
They take inspiration from the greats. Namely the Arctic Monkeys, The Jam, The Strokes, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and others of a similar vein. With towering riffs, soaring melodies, and palpable charisma their live show is a refreshing injection of pure solid energy. It must be seen to be believed.
‘Incredible lyrics. Ridiculously talented. A brilliant brilliant British indie rock band’ - Adam Crowther, BBC Radio Bristol.
‘We Are Parkas are one of Bristol’s most promising bands. Convicting, intense and uptight indie delivered with a Gallagher swagger and lashings of rock and roll like it should be.’ - Reuben Myles, RMT Productions."