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(Ruben Block, Mario Goossens, Paul Van Bruystegem)
[1998-…], Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium |
Triggerfinger is a Belgian rock band from Lier, Belgium, formed in 1998.
The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Ruben Block, bassist Paul Van Bruystegem and Mario Goossens (formerly of Winterville) as drummer.
Triggerfinger gained popularity while performing prior to the band’s debut album. They released their self-titled debut album Triggerfinger in 2004, after previously having released the singles Inner Peace and Camaro from the album. The album was well received by rock fans, with the band’s sound being compared to bands such as Queens of the Stone Age, by the younger audience, and Led Zeppelin, by the older rock fans.
The album was followed by a live album called Faders Up, which featured several of their previous album’s songs as well as a few covers of other bands. The following year, they released their next studio album called What Grabs Ya?, which, despite efforts, failed to make the band break through. In 2009, What Grabs Ya? was re-issued, with several new songs added to the tracklist.
The third studio album, All This Dancin’ Around, was released in November 2010. The recordings of this album took place in the Sound City Studios in North Hollywood, California. The release of this album managed to increase the band’s popularity with moderate success.
In April 2012, an acoustic cover of Lykke Li’s pop hit “I Follow Rivers” reached number one in Belgium and abroad in the Netherlands.
In December 2012, they won four Belgian Music Industry Awards or MIAs (hit of the year, best group, best alternative music and best live-act).
Triggerfinger supported the Rolling Stones in July 2013 during the Barclaycard Summer Time Festival in Hyde Park, London.
In November 2013, they started recording their fourth studio album, By Absence Of The Sun, in Los Angeles, which was released in April 2014.
A real concentrate of power, the music of this trio from Antwerp combines rock, pop and blues with subtlety. As regulars of the festival circuit, these elegant gents have established a solid and impressive reputation as live performers, and boy, do they play heavy. Often compared to Queens of the Stone Age, their rock is both brutal and sexy and they really thrash it out. The group, capable of marrying sumptuous melodies and moments of deep introspection, evolved the hard way. For years they did the rounds of the pubs and clubs, developing a ferocious, uncompromising sound. Grandiose.
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