Two’s great, but three’s a crowd – huh? Not really. Many jazz artists play as a trio as did the famous rock group Cream (Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce – in case you didn’t know). However one that you may not have heard of (yet) is PEROXID.
PEROXID is a group formed of brothers Gilles and Charles, and Viktor. The band found their roots as early as 2005 when the brothers would play together on tunes from the likes of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dream Theater and Liquid Tension Experiment. Five years later in 2010, Viktor joined along in the brother’s musical journey. After many years of recording at home, PEROXID self-produced and recorded their debut EP “We Are? Are We!” which was released in 2016.
A few years later in 2019, the band finished work on their first album titled “Rocket Girl”. The thirteen-track album was released worldwide on May 23rd, 2019. The album is a superb listening experience, with tracks like “Closer to the Sun” and “Why so High” sitting in your head for days. It really is a well polished and produced debut that really sets the bar high for other bands to follow. The band performed on and wrote all tracks and track 6 “Why So High” features guest vocalist Ninon Möhl. Tracks 2, 3 and 10 were mixed by Daniel Wierczeiko, the others were mixed by Philipp Schmidt. The artwork for the release was done by Elizabeth Kroglov and Chris Leipold.
Currently the band does not perform together much. This can be expected given the fact that all three of them live in separate countries, though they do occasionally get together to shoot music videos. That being said, PEROXID will be performing live together in Southampton, UK at Heartbreakers on March 21st 2020 – for more details see here.