Austin-Based Alt- Rockers
The Dragon Berries
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“The Dragon Berries show promise, and they have the tools to create something unique. I earnestly await to watch them grow and form their own trademark sound. They have tapped into something worth cultivating.” (Good Night Magazine)
“With the current atmosphere, it’s becoming more important to find music that makes us feel good and can offer a getaway of sorts and “Nectarine” does just that. With everybody being isolated as of late, the Austin, TX band decided to just DIY the video and the results are cheeky and is a contrast to the song’s more serious tone.” (Pancakes and Whiskey)
“Make no mistake about it, the motivation behind “Nectarine” is placed squarely upon the group’s motive to inspire. This is no downer of a song; it’s meant to be uplifting despite the serious tone of the lyrics. You can hear the enriching spirit of the song in the funky sounding verses and the overall anthemic aspect of it despite some of the seriousness attached to the verses that deal with overcoming the obstacles of depression and anxiety.” (V13.net)
Austin-based alt-rock quartet, The Dragon Berries, announce their new track, “Get on My Side,” from their upcoming EP, And The Moon Turned Red out July 10, 2020. The new release emphasizes the importance of self-worth and overcoming depression and anxiety, intertwined in a track composed of anthemic rap rock with a dance-inducing vibe.
The band states, “Get on My Side” is a song that portrays experiences from an unhealthy relationship. Oftentimes, we find ourselves in a situation where the toxicity of a relationship is what keeps us coming back for more. The tone of the song as a whole was intended to capture that dark, yet satisfying feeling of dysfunctional romance. It presents that the best way to overcome a troubled relationship is to leave it. In this case, leaving in a civil manner and coming to terms with what isn’t meant to be.”
Creating an eclectic soundscape, the group’s influences range from 60’s, 70’s, and 90’s rock to modern hip-hop, including inspirations like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against the Machine, Jimi Hendrix, Eminem, and Kendrick Lamar.
The Dragon Berries were created when Connor Poteat and Quinn Donoghue were living together in Boone, NC while attending Appalachian State University. They started writing songs together with the intent of starting a band. Poteat decided to leave school and move to Austin, Texas in 2017 where he met both Chris DePalatis and Reid Harmon. He showed them some rough recordings of several songs and they subsequently decided to join the group. Donoghue then moved to Austin in early 2018 and the musical journey of The Dragon Berries was underway.
Stay tuned for more announcements from The Dragon Berries as they prepare to release And The Moon Turned Red this summer!