Anergy is an American punk rock band formed in Charleston, SC in 2016. Since their inception, the band has drawn inspiration from old school punk, grunge and other modern influences to create a high energy, driving sound. The group has been compared with artists such as Agent Orange, Circle Jerks and Dead Kennedys. Their current lineup consists of Gabe Segarra, Sherrod Russell-Blake and Sarah Murphy.
Anergy's first live show was at Burns Alley Tavern on September 19th, 2016 opening for the DC hard rock band Caustic Casanova. The group frequented several local venues before rocking the stage with several bands at the grand opening of the Sk8 Charleston skatepark in 2017.
The band gained notoriety for their first single and music video "Not My President" which they filmed with Michelle Iannantuono of Octopunk Media in 2017 and released later that year. Produced by Matt Tuton at his home studio Right Or Wrong Recordings (Now The Lab), it received airplay on Charleston’s 98 Rock while the video was featured at the 2017 South Carolina Underground Film Festival and several other events across the country including Los Angeles CineFest (Semifinalist), International Music Video Underground (Quarter Finalist) and the My Rode Reel Film Competition (Finalist).
The band's debut EP "Anergy Drink" was released in 2019, with south carolina punk legends The Independents sharing the stage. Igor De Souza took up guitar as the band teamed up with Columbia solo artist Ash Vapor for their single "Society" in 2020. Their first collaborative release, the track also featured guest guitarist Brendon Shealy of Super Runaway and a second music video by Octopunk.
During a two-year hiatus due to Covid-19, the band continued to write and finished recording their second EP "5-Hour Anergy", releasing the singles "Jail Tonight" and "What You Say" during the summer of 2022 with the full EP to follow and a music video for "what you say" with director Stephen Nemeth. Sarah Murphy also joined the band's lineup on guitar, performing live for their comeback show at Trolley Pub in April of 2022.
In 2023 the band kicked off their first-ever southeast tour to promote "5-Hour Anergy" and released their third collaboration with octopunk, a music video for an instrumental version of "Slow Burn" featuring local and regional skaters. They also performed at Music Farm for the first time ever for Charleston punk night, which was their biggest show to date, and released the "I like goth girls" single.
Anergy continues to play, write, and record new material and is always looking to up the ante.
Gabe "Chops" Segarra
With a percussion background that began with marching band, concert ensembles and jazz, Gabe has been drumming in various genres for over a decade. After a short stint with local punks Mickey Blinger in 2015, he decided it was time to start a punk band of his own, and with the help of his first bandmates Anergy was born. He has since made the band his main artistic project, though he's not afraid to jump on a show with other bands once in a while to change things up and support the local scene.
He likes driving fast, smashing glass and doing science. And he sometimes likes to set stuff on fire just because. For science, of course.
Sherrod "Sloth" Russell-Blake
With a background in gospel music and a borderline manic enjoyment for grunge and hardcore sound, Sherrod brought A unique contribution to Anergy with heavier vocals and a fuzzy bass tone. He originally joined the band through a chance encounter with a friend on the bus, later meeting Gabe for the first time at a house party and agreeing to audition. Since then, he has played bass on every release to date and continues to add his signature screams to the mix, amping up the crowd at every show.
Known for his insanely long tongue, He enjoys star wars, video games, and coding and is an aspiring voice actor.