Love Room Romantik
When Kelly, Rey & Chris were visiting Miami Beach for an industry event, the three met Cooper, who had just finished school at the University of Miami and was also at the event. The three played a rough recording of their group for Cooper. Upon hearing the band for the first time, Cooper was struck by their high-level of musicianship and knew that he had found his new band. He knew that his voice and style was a perfect fit for the band and talked the guys into going out for drinks at a local South Beach karaoke bar. After hearing Cooper sing, the guys agreed that they had found the vocalist they needed. Cooper moved to Orlando and I=nterlaken was born. I=nterlaken means 'between the lakes' and is symbolic of the musical path the band takes, forging a path between and staying out of the lakes of sugar-sweet pop and ear-splitting metal. The band is a culmination of four vastly different musicians, with a common thread - a passion for making music. The artists' differing musical tastes intertwine to create a mix that is innocent, refreshing and familiar - while still indulging in a more primal alternative edge common with all. I=nterlaken is influenced by a wide range of musicians, including, The Cure, STP, The Smiths, 3 Doors Down, Offspring, NOFX, The Cult, Weezer, Supergrass, Dinosaur Jr., Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Seven Mary Three, Radiohead, REM, Rage Against the Machine, U2, Johnny Cash, Oasis, NIN, and Mogwai. The result of this collaboration is a modern alternative rock with just a touch of an earlier time. In various songs the listener may be reminded of The Doors, Echo & Bunnymen, Iggy Pop or Interpol.