Friday, 12 August 2016

BERRIES – SINGLE REVIEW

Berries – Written in Paint 
Berries - Written in Paint


Release Date: Out Now

Cards on the table, Listen With Monger loves this band so much that they’ve been booked to headline at our October show in London as part of #Blogtoberfest. Now, you might think this means I’m going to give them an automatically brilliant review but, like a parent who has to teach their child in school, I might just end up being harder on them. This latest single, ‘Written In Paint’, doesn’t give me much choice though; It’s just awesome. A deceptively delicate guitar riff is soon blown apart by that Biffy-esque angular thing they do so well and those uber-cool vocals. The bass rumbles and the drums fill the gaps with Arctic Monkeys tightness as they sing of loss and regret at the end of romance. Throw in a snarling little guitar solo and an attitude that is somewhere between Lush and Veruca Salt (y’know, ‘I’m gutted that you’re gone but screw you cos I’m way better than that’) and you’ve got another finely crafted indie-pop-rock nugget well worth your time.


Live Dates:

13th August – O2 Academy 2, Islington w/Rawset + Well Dressed Thief + Flawless Carbon

23rd October – Listen With Monger/Blogtoberfest @ The Finsbury, London w/Pattern Pusher + Seaker + Jamie Yost + Rosa Belle [FREE ENTRY]

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