The Bermuda Triangle.
The Three Amigos.
3 is a magic number. A palindromic prime. A symbol of completeness.
What does it take to complete a kick-ass power trio? 3 instruments: guitar, bass and drums. In Austria, 3 musicians with very different backgrounds have unified in unholy rock ‘n’ roll matrimony to bring you a powerful, textured and uncompromising sound.
Weddings is an explosive and moody rock power trio indebted in equal parts to grunge, desert rock, psych rock, punk and doom. The brainchild of Canadian Jay Brown (Vocals/Guitars), Spaniard Elena Rodriguez (Vocals/ Drums) and Swede Phil Nordling (Bass), the band was created in 2017 after the 3 met while living in Salzburg, Austria.
The band members' cultural differences helped to forge and fuel Weddings’ uniqueness. Brown’s upbringing on the prairies of Canada, Rodriguez’ childhood in southern Spain and Nordling’s experiences in Gothenburg, Sweden have contributed an impressive diversity to the distinctive songs. A mutual love of bands like Queens of the Stone Age, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Monster Magnet and Alice in Chains helped to unify their creative direction - one that takes many left turns away from conventional rock trappings, while in pursuit of fearless creativity.
Their first single Labyrinth showcases all of their strengths - male/female vocal harmonies, powerful riffs, propulsive bass and pounding drums. Getting caught in this maze of mesmerizing chord structures and tempo changes is adrenalizing and haunting. A fitting lead off for the band’s upcoming debut album entitled Haunt to be released February 19th, 2020.
Their second single Hidden Message is a dark, captivating slow burn that builds to a soaring climax. Featuring male and female harmonies throughout the entire song, it’s a perfect example of how well the vocals of Brown and Rodriguez blend together.
Weddings signed with Austria’s respected rock label Stone Free in early 2020 and will tour Europe this year opening for heavy-hitters like Swan Valley Heights, Great Rift and Vodun. They’ll perform almost anywhere…they just don’t play weddings.
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