And this was just the prelude for their second album 'Ashtray Sounds', indepedently released in 2003. In the two years between 'Yépâlalà' and 'Ashtray Sounds' the boys matured and grew musically. Also, they found a new friend when Maarten joined the band to broaden their sound. First arriving in the pre-recording stages of 'Ahtray Sounds' he quickly adapted to the band and their gruesome ways and conquered his own place in their music.
The release of 'Ashtray Sounds' marked the start of over two years of constant touring through Holland and Belgium, including the festivals Parkpop, and State-X and playing venues like Paradiso (Amsterdam), Waterfront (Rotterdam), Willem2 (Den Bosch) and Vera (Groningen) as well as joining in the first Dommelsch Locals Only Tour. qrio qrew to be an energetic live band, who furiously grasped the audience into their atmosphere. Their music, with their vivid dynamics, carried by a solid rhythm-section, unconventional mingled guitar-parts and heartfelt singing, was only meant to be performed live, and that is where it shines. Despite their constant touring, qrio also released their third album, a three song EP on the internet in 2004 with which they again changed their musical course into a much broader spectrum of indie music.
On a high, lightning struck when in 2006 founding member Harald moved to Mongolia leaving the drums unattended. But qrio drove on, and found a new love-interest in Manfred. With him providing the beat, they steer their music into the experimental. Synth’s and samples are introduced in qrio’s music.
New songs have appeared, a new album is only a block away and qrio are back, to play the world. qrio are: -Rob van Beemen: the fathering bassplaying voice of qrio. -Michiel Siebelink: the obsessed gearmingler and guitarsqueezer. -Maarten Hornstra: the multitalented musical shephard.
-Manfred Gtrein: the rock in ‘Rock’. Discography -Yepalala (2001); independent release -Ashtray Sounds (2003); independent release -Relief Data Complete (2004); independent release, internet-only please visit qrio at: www.myspace.com/qriomusic www.qrio.nl firstname.lastname@example.org Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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