Natasha Giannaraki and Marilena Orfanou met in Athens in the summer of 2007, rehearsed together and decided to form a band the following September. Conceived by their mutual love for the city and music scene of Berlin the band was baptized “Berlin Brides”.
Berlin Brides recorded their first demo in October 2007 and started performing as a duo in February 2008. Since then, they have toured Greece extensively and have played alongside CocoRosie, Kap Bambino, Jessie Evans, and in EJEKT festival with the Subways, Klaxons, Jarvis Cocker and Royksopp.
They performed for the first time in the UK in June 2009 in Buffalo Bar, London, as winners of the Velvet Magazine Prize 2009. It was awarded to them by Artrocker Magazine, which labeled their self-released EP ‘Failure to Wank’ one of the two best releases of 2008. That performance granted them a slot in the New Bands Stage at Offset Festival in September 2009, where they performed to an enthused audience and received glowing reviews. In October 2010 they debuted in North America with 6 shows in Toronto Indie Week Festival, winning fans and critical acclaim on the other side of the Atlantic. In March 2011 they played at Canadian Music Week and packed the venue over its capacity.
Their 7” debut single “Rejection Junkie” (now sold out) was released on clear vinyl in June 2010 and their debut album “Modern Celibacy” on both CD and 12” vinyl in October 2010 by Inner Ear Records.