It’s festival season, which means the majority of female acts unfairly get swept under the carpet whilst the guys take the limelight (see this BBC article as proof). Perfect opportunity for BERRIES’ single release, and what an event it was! The audience at The Old Blue Last in London were treated to tune after tune from the energetic indie-rock band. The trio of Holly (guitar/vocals), Lauren (bass/vocals), and Lucie (drums/vocals) work so well together with each song showing off the talent of the musicians.
The positive attitude of the girls is infectious, and you end up joining in with their near-permanent smiles they have whilst on stage. You can see how much they enjoy being up there, and it’s refreshing to see a band enjoy themselves so much throughout their set! “Siren” and “Lights” are particular favourites with their banging guitar and bass intros!
The single being released was “Wild Vow”, which we recently included in our Saturday Sampler. At the end, the crowd cheered for one more and got an extra song in “Written In Pain”.
BERRIES are back in London with a headline gig with The Opera Comic at Black Heart Camden in October.
In the meantime, you can get a quick fix with the excellent single “Wild Vow” now available at iTunes and Spotify.
“Written In Pain”
I’ve been lucky enough to catch Rylands Heath a couple times recently, and each time they impress with their high energy displays. It’s hard to pin the young Luton-based duo to a specific genre, as they show a bit of everything during their sets. Heavy drumming and catchy guitar rifts start the set, before they both get onto their acoustic guitars for “Do What”, a song with beautiful lyrics and a catchy chorus. I expect to see a lot more of these talented guys over the next few years.
The Opera Comic
When you open your set with a cover of “Pure Imagination” from Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, you can fart through the mic for the rest of the gig for all I care. The dreamy opening number was enough to capture my attention. The rest of the set was just as good as the opener! The Opera Comic have the fun feel of an early 00’s Indie Pop band, and are gigging with We Are Scientists at Warehouse23 in Wakefield on July 21st. Definitely worth getting down to if you’re free!
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