Indie bands these days are a dime a dozen but The Gromble are about to change that with the release of their first single “Slam,” an upbeat mood piece that starts with an irresistible hook and builds towards unexpected, sunny, vocoder fuelled bliss. “Slam” launches on the 16th of June, ahead of second single “Don’t Stand a Chance,” and an album later in the year.
Hailing from the warm shores of California, the five-piece grew up playing together in various bands and have established the kind of rare synchronicity that has helped them carve out their own idiosyncratic niche: a charming blend of orchestral alt-folk and indie rock, honed live supporting such acts as The Lemonheads. With the classical intensity of early greats Pavement, Weezer and Neutral Milk Hotel and a taste for the heartland classics, they arrive somewhere between Grouplove, Miniature Tigers, and Vampire Weekend. They take their name from a character in Nickelodeon’s Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, a perfect indicator of their unashamed love for 90’s pop culture and for the sense of humour runs beneath the surface of their songs.
This is music for when you’re coming of age, music to soundtrack the best years of your life. The Gromble provide something different for everyone in their refreshing refusal to settle for the status quo and as such, they’ve already been championed by such reputable names as Gold Flake Paint, VICE, KROQ, and Indie Shuffle.