EP release: The Gromble EP by The Gromble
Release date: 21 October 2014
Listen on: the Gromble website
“If you were looking for #1 on your summer playlist, this is it. Put on your sunglasses, roll down those windows, and let The Gromble help you create the memories that will last a lifetime.” - Indie Shuffle
“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.” - Gold Flake Paint
“With summery tones driven some scorching early Pumpkins riffs and dreamy psychedelia, it makes for perfect summer listening - and one hell of an earworm.” - Gigwise
“Equal parts Weezer and Real Estate…irresistible from the start.” - Guitar World Acoustic Nation
“Cute Cali boys making dreamy beach music? I’m in! (The Gromble) offer up their third release, Creepy Jr, that floats heavy and golden like a setting summer sun.” - Crack in the Road
The Gromble (who take their name from a character in Nickelodeon’s “Aaahh!!! Real Monsters”), a five piece blend of orchestral alt-folk and indie rock, are set to release their debut EP on 21st October. Having played together from a young age as well as supporting acts such as The Lemonheads the group have built their own quirky niche, being compared to the likes of Grouplove, Vampire Weekend and Miniature Tigers.
Despite their mature and intelligent songcraft the band members retain a wide eyed, child like wonderment, with an unashamed love for 90’s pop culture and a twisted sense of humour that runs beneath the surface of their songs. The record was tracked almost entirely at the drummer’s Mum’s house, while the string and horn sections were recorded in the guitarist’s games room (specifically, the basketball court). All five members also perform as part of a 90’s cover band called SEGA Genocide every Friday night. Spencer Wiles (keyboard, saxophone and arrangements) teaches piano, saxophone and clarinet and Los Rios Rock School, a school not unlike Jack Black’s School Of Rock where they put kids into bands and peform gigs as ‘recitals’. Although they are essentially big kids they are certainly no neophytes when it comes to gear. They tend to run a complex midi setups through Ableton live, and use their ingenuity to come up with all sorts of alternatives to typical touring setups.
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 Crack In The Road, Gold Flake Paint, VICE and Indie Shuffle.
The Gromble are:
- Spencer Askin (guitar + vocals)
- Stefan Macarewich (drums + vocals)
- Trevin Eck (bass)
- Spencer Wiles (keyboards + saxophone + arrangements)
- Steven Lindenfelser (guitar)