*Every Tuesday and Thursday from now until Louder Than Life gets here we will be releasing an article about a band playing the festival to get you familiar with them.*
Today’s artist is Bleeker.
On Sunday, October 1st, Bleeker is coming to Louder Than Life all the way from Ontario, Canada. The band formed in 2003 but did not change their name to Bleeker until 2016. Taylor and Cole Perkins formed the band as brothers and continue to climb their way up the ladder of the rock scene. They were all young teenagers when they started so they are still a fairly young band despite being seasoned artists. They were originally called Bleeker Ridge but changed their name to just Bleeker when Dustin and Dan Steinke left the band in 2016. Their sound in their early days was strong enough to get them signed to Roadrunner Records in 2010. They released ‘Small Town Dead’ and later toured with acts like Papa Roach, Buckcherry, and Airbourne. They released one more album under Bleeker Ridge independently in 2013 before the name change. The new album marked the band’s rise back to the top for a second time.
They have that cool rock sound that draws similarities to Royal Blood, The Black Keys, Badflower, and more. ‘Erase You’ was released last year via Five Seven Music in October of last year. You can check out three tracks from the album below. “Highway” was the most notable track on the album receiving lots of play across America and made its way into several of my friend’s Spotify playlists. The album garnered enough to attention for them to play several of the Danny Wimmer Presents festivals for the first time including Rock on the Range and Northern Invasion. Buy your tickets to see Bleeker live at Louder Than Life here. You can also buy tickets to see them at Rock Allegiance the following weekend right here. They’re also hitting Aftershock out in Sacramento. Get your tickets quickly here as it is sure to sell out very soon. Be sure to follow the band on Facebook for updates on all news regarding Bleeker. Also like the festival page on Facebook to stay up to date with any changes in the lineup or any additions of experiences to the festival.
Taylor Perkins – Vocals
Cole Perkins – Guitars
Mike Van Dyk – Bass