Los Angeles-based female rock quartet Cherri Bomb recently visited The Recording Academy's headquarters in Santa Monica, Calif., to participate in an exclusive GRAMMY.com interview and perform a brief acoustic concert. Cherri Bomb discussed the band's formation, their debut album, This Is The End Of Control, and hearing their music for the first time on radio, among other topics. Cherri Bomb also performed songs from This Is The End Of Control, including "Too Many Faces," "Shake The Ground" and "Better This Way."
"The recording process … felt like one really long day of just writing songs and recording. … It was basically us pouring our souls out into a CD," said guitarist Miranda Miller regarding This Is The End Of Control.
Formed by vocalist/guitarist Julia Pierce, Cherri Bomb feature drummer Nia Lovelis, bassist Rena Lovelis and Miller, all of whom are teenagers. After meeting artist manager/drummer Samantha Maloney (Eagles Of Death Metal, Hole, Mötley Crüe), the band landed slots on tour with Filter, Bush and Smashing Pumpkins. Drawing on influences such as Garbage, Foo Fighters and My Chemical Romance, in 2011 Cherri Bomb released a five-song EP, which featured a cover of the Foo Fighters' "The Pretender."
Released in May, This Is The End Of Control features 12 tracks, eight of which were co-written by the band. The album peaked at No. 11 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart. Cherri Bomb are scheduled to perform select dates in Southern California in October and November, including a concert at the Roxy Theatre on Oct. 27 in West Hollywood, Calif.