The Elderberries
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The Elderberries

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2004 - Double Demons (Single)
2005 - The Little House (EP)
2005 - I Wanna Bit (Single)
2007 - Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained (LP)
2007 - Hellphone (Single)
2008 - The Little House (Single)
2009 - Ignorance and Bliss (EP)
2009 - It Doesn't Really Matter (Single)
2009 - Au Bikini (Single)
2010 - Ignorance and Bliss Revisited (EP)
2010 - Gone Too Far (Single)
TBA - Trial and Error (EP)



Formed in 2002 while still in High School, The Elderberries are comprised of Chris Boulton (Lead Vox, from the UK), Tom and Jamie Pope (yes, brothers! guitar and bass respectively, from the UK), Ryan Sutton (lead guitar, from Canada), and Yann Clavaizolle (Drums/Percussion, from France). United by a love of 70's Classic Rock, The Elderberries spent the first year doing the bar circut of Clermont Ferrand, culminating that year with an opening act slot with The Datsuns (NZ). From then on, the band was taken under the wing of Sophiane Productions, who managed the band and guided them through many projects. In 2006, the band was selected first with a 43 point lead for the Printemps de Bourges, a premier indie showcase in France, which provided the band with enough firepower to bring out 2007's "Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained". The album, which also served as a soundtrack for James Huth's film "Hellphone", was praised by critics in France, Italy, and Germany, going as far as earning a 4 star review in Rolling Stone France, hailing it as the ressurection of hard rock.

A Nationwide tour followed, as well as concerts in surrounding countries, notably Manchester's "In The City" festival, one of the top indie showcases in the UK. After completing the tour, The Elderberries went back to work on what would become 2009's "Ignorance and Bliss", a more modern album with hints of pop. The band chose to work with London's Steve Orchard, who had previously worked with Coldplay, U2, Travis, and Peter Gabriel. The album yet again recieved praise, notably for the mature arrangements and lyrics. It also produced a hit single, "It Doesn't Really Matter", who's video was directed by Vans Europe's Dimitri Coste.

2010 saw The Elderberries venture yet again into unknown waters, producing "Ignorance and Bliss Revisited", a review of their second album in acoustic, accompanyed by a string section.

Currently in the Berry-Camp the atmosphere is electric. The band is currently finishing their 4th album (or 3rd and a half, for nitpickers), Trial and Error, which is for sure their strongest effort yet. The band took cues from LA's Desert Sessions, and isolated themselves for weeks on end in Auvergne's country side, to work on the album with friends from Clermont's music community. The result throws away most of the pop sensibilites of "Ignorance and Bliss" and reinforces the hard rock sound of "Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained", while adding a heavy stoner influence, but also mixing in flairs of Hardcore Punk, Groove, Garage, or even dashes of prog.

What's next for The Elderberries? World domination, we hope!