London Trio Berries Announce Signing to Xtra Mile Recordings10 November 2020 - Press release
A three piece with a penchant for effortlessly combining off kilter melodies with guttural grunge, London trio BERRIES have been turning heads up and down the country for a number of years; their vast array of singles earning the band crucial support from the likes of Huw Stephens, Steve Lamacq and John Kennedy, as well as online championing from Louder Than War and Fred Perry.
It’s not just offstage that the band have impressed, however. Working regularly with national promoters DHP, recent notable shows include Cherry Glazerrand Porridge Radio at Electric Brixton, Ex Hex at Village Underground and supporting Frank Turner at a socially distanced acoustic show in Nottingham.
Perhaps most notable, the latter show came about following label founder Charlie Caplowe showing Turner some of the band’s recordings. Obviously impressing Turner enough for him to offer a support slot, a slot which in turn impressed the label so much that they offered the trio a record deal off the back it. ‘Everyone at Xtra Mile is incredibly excited about our new signing Berries” explains Caplowe. “They feel like a perfect fit for the label and we can’t wait to get new music out there ahead of a debut album in 2021”.
"We are completely over the moon to be joining the amazing Xtra Mile Recordings roster!” BERRIES explain “We have been following Xtra Mile and their bands since we started BERRIES and are huge admirers of their ethos and the way they run the label, it means so much to us to have them excited about our band and to have an incredible team to work with. We want to thank everyone as always for all of your continuous support, we can't wait to get some new music out to you".
Said new music is ‘Copy’. Four minutes of snaking guitar licks, frenetic percussion and an ever-present undercurrent of fuzz-heavy melody, it’s quintessential BERRIES, while feeling like the band taking the next confident steps forward in their career.