"Papa took us to the Rolling Stones to bed ... and Mama woke us with Loretta Lynn." This heritage of the musical preferences of their parents: Rock'n Roll and Country, "flows the blood red glossy American music from our open veins" say daring siblings Kimberley, Reid and Neil Perry.
The fusion of acoustic guitars and mandolins with shaking bass lines, aerodynamic vocal harmonies and hard the kicking drums led the sibling trio from Greeneville, Tennessee to undreamed shores. Her talent for rousing catchy country-pop-rock, their incredibly perfect sophisticated songs have brought to steady rotation on radio since 2010 the band. The multi-platinum single "If I Die Young" from the untitled first album now has around 72 million YouTube views. Sold-out headlining tours; Grammy, Teen Choice, CMT and Billboard awards by the dozen - the public and the media they are in the US long feet and celebrate The Band Perry as "one of the hottest acts in history".
Number 2 of the US pop charts (# 1 of the country charts) jumped in April 2013, the new second album "Pioneer". "Pioneer" - with the word think of the settlers of California or astronaut on the moon, says Reid Perry. "The title reflects our approach."
Very, very carefully The Band Perry has honed her handmade country pop. Like its predecessor, there is no word, no note too. "We wrote every song on the album probably four times," expressed Neil. "Every time we were done, we wondered:` Indicates this song really honest, where we just find ourselves in life Says he really what we want to say '.? "In other words, rather than the formulation of their platinum debut to repeat, was here boldly enter stylistic territory.
The three felt driven as children from music and spent the summer in order to perform in every mall, every dusty roadhouse or church, where allowed, as they drove with her parents in an RV through the area. With 15 to Kimberley tied to her first Gibson guitar and was the lead singer of their first high school band. With Reid, 10, and Neil, 8, as roadies, later as the opening act. "My bass has since attached to my hip," says Reid. "While most of my friends in the sports club, I sat at home and learned Beatles bass lines."
"I remember how we, as young teenagers out on the porch Hank Williams songs sang" says Kimberley remembers, "three voices. In a kind of musical seance we called the old country spirits while we zerstachen the mosquitoes. We knew we eventually would be a real band, "says the 30 year old blonde. The moment came in 2005 when The Band Perry competed in the sponsored Coca Cola "New Faces of Country" tour. In summer 2008 they met the manager Bob Doyle (Garth Brooks). The songs of their debut album The Band Perry wrote in Nashville, where 2009 Scott Borchetta, CEO of Republic Nashville label, their major label record deal was set up.
Her second single "If I Die Young" climbed in June 2011 No. 1 on the US country charts, outperforming there after a phenomenal rise (53 weeks the country 100) Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift. As a result came the debut album "The Band Perry" in the top 30 of music Purchaser 2011 in the USA.
In constant hype about it, in the midst of the stadium locker rooms and TV studios, screaming fans and assiduous media siblings grapple with his hands (as perhaps in front of them family-super bands like The Jackson 5, the Bee Gees, Hanson et cetera). "Family vocal harmonies can not fabricate artificial. The closeness between us is a safe haven. In the up and down of the music industry, we look after each other," says Neil.
The production of "Pioneer" The Band Perry began Americana veteran Rick Rubin and finished it with Dan Huff (Taylor Swift, Michael Jackson, Rascal Flatts, Mariah Carey u.v.a.) - a washed up to all-round super-professional. Resulting looks "Pioneer" outside the box, occupied territory, settles sonically places near Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles, Mumford Sons and Queen to.
9 of 12 Album tracks have the Perry-siblings co-composed. In the subjects and texts of "Pioneer" shows its willingness to take risks. The lead single "Better Dig Two" - the menacing "Love bis in the death" -Schwur a young woman, lyrical to the "Gothic" literature of the Southern States (William Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor) Building - held two weeks at number 1 of the US country radio
Charts. About half of the album title revolves around separations, some with similar breathtaking metaphors like "Better Dig Two". "A sense of loss kept these polished songs from being too sweet," Jon Pareles commented in the New York Times. The US music press has approved the album as a worthy successor to the sensational debut of The Band Perry: "Self-confident and competent" (Newday). "Strong songs, potent production!" (USA Today). Your "stadium big ambitions they will allow more than fair," said Country Weekly.
In fall of 2013 to conquer Europe The Band Perry. "Our show is very challenging, almost aggressively," said Kimberley. "The songs of" Pioneer "fit in well." No country and rock fan The Band Perry should miss.
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