Two childhood friends with a penchant for writing clever pop anthems sharpened by a rock ‘n’ roll edge, RUMRS started to get Los Angeles talking
Two childhood friends with a penchant for writing clever pop anthems sharpened by a rock ‘n’ roll edge, RUMRS started to get Los Angeles talking in 2016.
Trading Boston for Southern California, the boys—Perry [vocals] and Max [guitar]—began stirring up a buzz with packed shows at the Whisky A Go-Go and other local hotspots. Simultaneously, they linked up with the likes of producer Lee Miles [Rise Against, Puddle of Mudd] and engineers Mark Needham [The Killers, Imagine Dragons, Elton John] and Brian Malouf [Madonna, Pearl Jam] to cut their forthcoming independent debut EP. Recorded at Sonic Ranch Studios in El Paso, TX, it’s almost like they’re holding on to a secret that’s ready to spread…
“When you’re in high school, you hear rumors all the time,” says Max. “People talking about secrets is a big thing. It’s controversial, but it’s also really attractive and sexy. We love that element.”
“Nobody wants to spread rumors, but everybody wants to hear them,” adds Perry. “We want to make music that has the same effect.”
The friends tap into a chemistry they discovered 10 years ago upon meeting at a summer music camp. They’d go on to form a high school band and tour the East Coast before Max headed West and invited Perry to join him in 2016. Putting roots down, the two-piece immersed themselves in writing, honing their chops together.
“We wanted to bring something different to the table,” Max goes on. “Live, we get a little more rock. The songs are catchy, but they’re edgy at the same time. It was important for us to strike that balance.”
$10 advance tickets, $15 at the door.
(Friday) 9:00 pm
The Peppermint Club
8713 Beverly Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048, USA