As long as the world turns, standing still is not an option. Berri Txarrak has never chosen the path with the most tailwinds. A rebellious sound with a clear, hard edge wrapped in poetic lyrics and filled with appeals for freedom and justice. The very fact that Berri Txarrak sing in their native language in Basque, is a clear statement and indeed a very loud one. Lyrics that unite fascination and fear, snapshots, which create an image while emanating a thousand other thoughts in all directions.
Creativity as a weapon against indifference and against ignoring the reality, issues that affect all of us. Direct and unadorned - this is what actually constitutes the Punk Rock genre: Berri Txarrak shouts out what they do not want to accept.
Formed in 1994, Berri Txarrak (which means ‘Bad News’ translated in English), boasts a discography currently featuring 8 records and a documentary film, each of them a milestone in the band’s unstoppable progression. Berri Txarrak has since set out from the Basque rock scene to conquer the world through constant international touring.
While touring all over the world Berri Txarrak have not only been supporting , bands such as Rise Against, Sick Of It All, or Pearl Jam on their European and South American tours, but also played a number of headlining tours in the Europe, the US and Asia. One of these tours lasted 3 years, with over 200 concerts throughout the world and accompanied by filmmaker Ibon A. Totorika, a documentary was made depicting what the band went through on this mega-tour, which was shortlisted on several film festivals including London’s Portobello Film Festival and Zinemastea in Vitoria-Gasteiz.
These Basque punk rockers also had the honour of having worked with producers such as Steve Albini, or Ed Rose on their previous albums, but also with Tim McIlrath (Rise Against) as Matt Sharp (The Rentals, Weezer), who were guest vocalists on some tracks they released in the past.