Single release: ‘Don’t Stand a Chance’ by The Gromble
Release date: 28 July 2014
Listen / more information: on The Gromble’s Facebook page
‘Somewhere between the lines of rock, folk, and the 90s, there is the handcrafted creation known as The Gromble. Put on your sunglasses, roll down those windows, and let The Gromble help you create the memories that will last a lifetime.’ – Indie Shuffle
‘The five-piece have been honing the craft for some time, and it shows. ‘Slam’ is effortless. A dizzying meeting of vocal hooks and harmonies, where the sunny instrumentation drives the track forward through the approaching clouds to create something both endearingly frenetic and warmly delivered. Accept it all with open arms.’ – Gold Flake Paint
After the success of recent single “Slam” which picked up serious hype across Hype Machine, Indie Shuffle and radio stations across the states, LA quintet The Gromble prepare to release the follow up track “Don’t Stand A Chance”.
Demonstrating a true crescendo of clever instrumentation and vocal harmonies, the track climaxes with a thunderously uplifting spirit to rival even Sigur Ros’ Hoppipolla. A sly ploy considering the lyrical content matter..
Hailing from the warm shores of California, the five-piece have established the kind of rare synchronicity that has helped them carve out 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 that 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. As such, they’ve already been championed by such reputable names as VICE, Gold Flake Paint, KROQ, and Indie Shuffle.