The standout moments of the set were undoubtebly ‘Wall Of Noise’ and ‘We Are Machines’. These tracks showcased the band’s ability to build tension and release it with explosive choruses and dynamic instrumentation, creating a sense of urgency and excitement that had the audience cheering and dancing
Already a quintessential BERRIES track, Control is filled with jagged guitar lines and noise-driven choruses that see layers of instrumentals wriggle and writhe amongst melodic vocals..
What really elevates Berries from similar hard-edged three pieces is Carter’s vocal and Cooper’s harmonies which have a sweetness that plays well against the spikiness of the groove
Another uplifting anthem oozing all the trademark scuzzy allure and whirring charm that we’ve come to know and love from BERRIES.
This is a really well put together debut album that rocks hard and gets its message across succinctly, with a bristling beat and an intelligence that it takes some bands a few albums in to achieve.
Mit Zierrat gibt sich Holly Carter nicht ab. Mag einer dieser Songs noch so tastend und suchend beginnen, kracht nach einem Dutzend Sekunden doch die elektrische Wucht ihrer weißen Fender-Axt hinein.
The London-based punky trio of Holly (guitar/vocals), Lauren (bass) and Lucie (drums) do a very nice line in gritty garage rock and their debut album is full of the kind of spiky stuff you can really hang your hat on.
This is a band who sound truly independent – you will hear nothing as good as this in the singles charts. In ambition, heart and mind Berries have rekindled my faith in guitar music – they should be proud of the end result – and hopefully you will be too.
This is an album with wide appeal and yet its hit of powerful rock remains completely undiluted. How We Function? Berries are doing more than functioning – they’re firing on all cylinders.
This is a superbly crafted pop rock album which is able to take the best aspects of both of those genres and none of the negatives. Blistering guitars, driving rhythm and catchy vocals are centre stage across all twelve of the tracks.
If you enjoy rock music from a good band with just what is needed – vocals, lead guitar, bass and drums – this is an album you should check out. Ignore the rather derogatory connotations of the “chick rock” label and think of it as a good rock trio who just happen to all be women.
The album ‘How We Function’ is full of captivating melodic guitar driven indie rock numbers that will really stay with you. The trio also address the difficult issues surrounding mental health which today are thankfully less taboo to discuss openly. 8.5/10
How did we function before BERRIES dropped this latest masterpiece? ‘How We Function’ is the London-based group’s debut album. It is polished, powerful and, basically, brilliant!
Eine „Wall Of Noise“ gibt es trotz des Songtitels aber nicht, es ist kein Krach, sondern der richtige Einsatz von Power, Instrumenten und Stimme. Auch wenn Hardrock-Tendenzen bei Tracks wie „Grow“ durchaus vorhanden sind. Und so darf ein geiles Gitarrensolo bei „Copy“ das Ende eines herrlichen Debüt-Albums einläuten.
Fans of the Riot Grrrl movement will delight in the third single, ‘Haze’ from London garage rock trio BERRIES. Their blend of gritty grunge, infectious indie, smart lyrics and soaring melodies are a bewitching glimpse into the treasures in store in their forthcoming album How We Function, which is out on 8th July.
They trio really are a pleasure to watch in the midst of their clear passion for music.
Overall, ‘We Are Machines’ is a classic sounding track with relatable lyrics met with an impeccable clash of instruments.
These feelings of insecurity and isolation are tackled by the London-based trio with lyrical angst and meticulous, yet raw instrumentation; an honest introspection into mental health with propulsive basslines, angular guitar riffs, infectious drum grooves, and a vocal twang.