Shockwave Magazine got a little taste of Utah rock and we liked what we heard. In an interview with Trevor Rasmussen, aka T-Rex, we found Berlin Breaks brings adrenaline-fueled performances with a stand by your rock-brothers ideal.
Berlin Breaks doesn’t scoff at a bit of sweat, nor do they cower from stage-performance antics. These rebels of Salt Lake City are in it for the music and the show. What are a few bumps and bruises with the goal of audio enticement on the mind?
Stick spinning drummer, and Shiprocked survivor, Trevor Rasmussen, has seen it, lived it, and jammed to it along the way. From living the fan-life at Rage Against the Machine’s 1996 legendary Utah takeover to onstage mishaps with welcomed results, there is history that spawned the Berlin Breaks’ style. In the end, the music-loving past and performance-driven shows of the now, have produced artists with a take-it-all-in-and-make-music-from-it attitude.
“I’m not a drummer that holds still. I stand on my drum-stool, my drum-seat, stand on my bass drum, hop off. Whatever. I’ve slipped off of them a couple times.”
I dug into that statement, curious about the final product of these live shenanigans and questioned, “But, does it sound good?” To which I was met with a true-metal response.
“A broken rib always sounds good.”
When they say Utah’s rock industry is tough, they aren’t kidding. But, maybe, that has left us with the thick-skin and core essence of rock and roll. Do what you want, play how you like, because rock is an attitude. Raw rebellion lingers with the genre inside this conservative state, making it’s existence a uniqueness to the culture and retains the roots of the music. Berlin Breaks has a message to carry through your journeys, and delivered in the ‘chillax’ demeanor of T-Rex.
“Every show, every album, honestly look in yourself. Be proud of who you are. Learn where you came from, love where you are. Grow, have fun, have a blast, because we only get once chance in this life. Have a good time.”
Want more? Check out the full-interview below, don’t forget to rock on, and have a listen to their new single “We Come Alive.“