Sunday, 25 June 2017

BERRIES – SINGLE REVIEW

Berries – Wild Vow 
Berries - Wild Vow


Release Date: 5th July 2017

There have been a few successes over here at LWM towers recently with bands we’ve backed getting their hugely deserved success and London trio Berries are just doing their precautionary stretches to make that leap up to the next level. New single ‘Wild Vow’ is another statement of intent from Holly, Lauren and Lucie as it opens with a feedback growl before setting in to those trademark angular guitars that sound so post-grunge that it’s hard to believe they come from this side of the pond. The breakdown is so assured as the rhythm section settle in to a sleazy, menacing lope and the guitar solo twitches and screams like a sweating, soul-tortured character in a David Lynch movie. Berries retain their punk ethic with keeping this comfortably under the 3-minute mark and to the point but this is more expansive that straight up punk. My only criticism (constructive though it may be) is that I think they’re still searching for a way to fully capture the power and energy of their live sound on recorded format but that will come. For now, just get involved in whatever way you can – especially the good folks of Manchester, London and Liverpool where they are playing this summer. Oh, and I'm loving the artwork too. 


Live Dates:

5th July – Single Launch @ The Old Blue Last w/ The Opera Comic + Rylands Heath
21st July – Tramlines Fringe @ The Church House, Sheffield

19th August – Soup Kitchen, Manchester w/Proletariat + King Kartel

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