Nurtured with a lot of different musical styles (jazz, rock, funk, metal, etc.), Berserk for tea time is a young band who plays an intense, powerful and original music.
In 2003, two friends - a drummer and a guitarist - met and decided to start a band. A bassplayer and a singer were found pretty quick afterwards. After a change of bassist (2004), the band continued its evolution, getting from basic hardcore to more complicated structures. Sometimes melancholic, sometimes violent, sometimes aerial, Bftt’s music wants to tell a story, to create its own atmosphere, its own identity.
Since then Bftt is turning to a resolutely more colourful and in depth style, mixing wild rhythms and more exciting riffs accentuated by some more aerial lines, all this in a full-on rock’n’roll spirit. While keeping to their own Bftt-in-your-face style, influences like Refused, Dillinger Escape Plan or Isis can come to mind. The energy and authenticity that come out during their stage acts allowd them to share the stage with bands such as Eminence (Bra), Houston Swing Engine (Ch), Cortez (Ch), The Anti Doctrine (De), Bumblefoot (Usa) and much more.
Berserk for tea time eventually decided to record the first album, «Ink ...and paper». After a three tracks demo, the band decided to start recording in July 2006 at the studio La Fonderie in Fribourg. The recording lasted three intense weeks, because the musicians have chosen to record live (except for the vocals which were overdubbed later). The idea was, by doing so, to use the energy of simultaneousness to render, on CD, the feeling of the band playing live-music. It was also an opportunity to test other sounds and shades. As a co-producer and talented musician, sound engineer Sacha Ruffieux brought his experience and his motivation to this album and has achieved to give a new kind of power to Bftt's sound. The shrilling voice is interwoven in this multitude of nutty rhythmical patterns and embraces a radically different dimension in the quiet, aerial and melancholic parts. It is through its meaningful and poetic lyrics, that the music of Bftt takes all its shape.
«Ink ...and Paper» reveals itself already as an album with a remarkable cohesion, reflecting wonderfully well the universe of Berserk for tea time, a strange blend of rock'n'roll, violence and melancholy in a smoky and a little glaucous atmosphere. Baptiste Cochard, the visual alchemist of the band, is responsible for all that has to do with the visual aspect, like for instance the stickers, the shirts and the amazing website, and he does manage to recreate the world of Bftt, and he therefore really part of the adventure.
The band is now working with the mighty Saïko Records label, which is based in Fribourg. The label assumes the distribution of the album for the whole Switzerland. Bftt also collaborates with the Get a Life Records label for some exchange with other countries. A brand new protagonist has joined the band, Christoph Noth, who is the official manager and who is responsible for the booking.
The future of the band looks exciting and Berserk for tea time is definitely a band to be kept in mind...