The group – Julia Pierce (vocals/guitar), Nia Lovelis (drums/vocals), Miranda Miller (guitar/keyboards/ vocals), and Rena Lovelis (bass/vocals) â€“ have begun recording their debut EP slated for release later this summer.
“We’ve been working so hard for three years – intense rehearsals, lots of gigging (including opening slots with the Smashing Pumpkins, Filter, Camp Freddy, and Chelsea Girls among others) – it was blood, sweat, and tears literally. Signing with Hollywood Records validated all of that,â€ says drummer Nia Lovelis.
Along with their own material, Cherri Bomb have been playing a few choice covers at their shows including a hard rocking rendition of the Foo Fightersâ€™ hit â€œThe Pretenderâ€ for which they recently shot a video with director Giles Dunning (White Stripes, Iggy Pop, Weezer, Vampire Weekend). Watch it below.
Among the group’s biggest supporters is Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins who invited Cherri Bomb to open on the Pumpkins’ 2010 tour and invited Julia onstage to sing the band’s rendition of Fleetwood Macâ€™s “Landslide” with him. “It was the highlight of my life!” exclaims Julia.
This summer Cherri Bomb hit Europe for the first time to playing some of the biggest festivals in the world including Oxegen, Sonisphere, T in the Park, and and the upcoming Reading and Leeds Festivals. “We’re so excited. It’s our first time going to Europe and playing these festivals with some of our favorite bands and some of our idols – Foo Fighters, Weezer, and My Chemical Romance. We can’t believe it’s happening to us,” says Miranda.
Catch Cherri Bomb live this summer. Dates listed below.
Aug. 19 Leipzig, Germany Highfield Festival
Aug. 20 Kiewit Hasselt, Belgium Pukkelpop Festival
Aug. 21 Biddinghuizen, Netherlands Lowlands Festival
Aug. 26 Reading, England Reading Festival
Aug. 27 Leeds, England Leeds Festival
Aug. 28 Paris, France Festival Rock en Seine