This Thursday our featured band is The Elderberries. The Elderberries - F---ing Loud! A monster from Canada, England, and France, the band locked themselves in a basement with only one rule: fast and loud and louder is never loud enough. The result is a savage rock and roll of almost demonic proportions, hitting you in the stomach, spreading throughout your body, urging you to put the pedal to the floor, regardless the wall ahead of you.
Formed in 2003, The Elderberries are an international force to be reckoned with! Meeting in high school through a love of hard rock, the 5 guys hailing from either France, England or Canada immediately started what they do best - Playing live! Quickly securing opening spots for the Datsuns, Trust,The Used, Kill The Young, or even the Hellacopters, the next logical step was to bring out an album. The result : "Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained", a heartfelt tribute to the bands that inspired the young rockers. A mix-mash of Ac/Dc, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, or even Led Zeppelin was ultimately well received by the media, and a marathon tour throughout Europe followed. The success even led to work on a film soundtrack for James Huth's "Hellphone", at the ripe old age of 17.
After a few years on the road the elderberries got the itch to start writing again, spending the better part of 2008 working on "Ignorance and Bliss". The result was quite a left turn, away with the 70's sound, bringing in a more modern power-pop. The sound grabbed the attention of England's Steve Orchard, having previously worked with acts such as Travis, Coldplay, or even U2. The album, and especially the single "It Doesn't Really Matter" was met with great success.
The boys found a secluded country house, locked themselves away for weeks on end, during different periods throughout 2010-2011. Friends sometimes dropped by, offering an objective ear, but The Elderberries had one thought in mind : PLAY IT F---ING LOUD!
Their result is a 3rd album, entitled simply "The Elderberries", as it is the first album that truly represents the band. Written amidst clouds of smoke and endless quantities of beer, this is a labour of love for stoner rock, hardcore punk, classic metal. The gods up above may very well be smiling on what the band has succeeded in doing. But even if they're not, the berries are, and get ready, because starting the 25th of april, 2012, their tornado will hit.
"Don't say we didn't warn you."
"Should Have Known"
"It doesn't really matter"
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Keep on rockin'!
Yours truly, UG Team