Tarball

Tarball

 Groningen, Groningen, NLD
BandRockMetal

Tarball's alternative-rock is characterized by energy and diversity. Heavy stoner riffs, beautiful quiet guitar parts, different time signatures and sound FX are all added to the mix. The vocals are characterized by emotional melodies with sudden violent outbursts.

Biography

Heavy stoner riffs, beautiful quiet guitar parts, different time signatures and sound FX are all things that make Tarball stand out from the crowd. The vocals are characterized by emotional melodies with sudden violent outbursts. Writing songs takes place during energetic jam sessions.

Tarball's first show is in a band contest in February 2005. Much to their own surprise they win the qualifying round and go on to reach the finals. In the following months Tarball makes a name for itself by playing a series of high energy live shows in and around home town Groningen. In March 2006 they release a demo called: Mine to Take. The demo is received very well and leads to gigs across the Netherlands. Tarball impresses people with their performance, dynamics and sound quality. In 2007 Tarball plays it's first couple of shows in Germany and is received with open arms. The vibe is great and Tarball returns to the Netherlands with many new contacts.

In March 2008 Tarball enters the studio with producer Guido Aalbers who has worked with major bands like Queens of the Stone Age, Live and Muse. Right from the start there's real chemistry in the studio and this makes for a great vibe to record some killer songs. The EP is mastered by Darius van Helfteren at Studio Wisseloord in Hilversum so Bite the Bullet just blasts out of your speakers. The three songs are fine examples of Tarball's diverse music and Guido made sure that the songs sound as powerful on CD as they do on stage. The EP got great reviews by OOR, Aardschok, Fret and more.

Tarball's first full length album was recorded in August 2011 with once again Guido Aalbers as producer/mixer and will be released early 2012.

Discography

- early 2012: Debut album
- 2009: The song 'Judge Me' appears on the sampler cd 'Slag van Groverpop 2009' that will be distributed during the Noorderslag/Eurosonic festival in Groningen
- 2008: Bite the Bullet (3 song EP)
- 2006: Mine to Take (4 song self-produced demo)
- 2005: The song 'Method of Mind' appears on a compilation CD 'Take it or Leave it, part 2' on the Teenangel Radical Recordings label

Set List

1. Collide
2. Mine to Take
3. Head Rush
4. Pass By
5. A Matter Of Time
6. Judge Me
7. Low
8. Dig In
9. Definition of Decision
10. Method of Mind
11. M.F.D.
12. Nr. 77
13. Bite the Bullet
14. Perseverance