This five-song self-titled release from California Indie band The Gromble serves as a solid prelude to their forthcoming debut. The sound is a mix of alternative folk and Indie pop and ‘90s emo with just enough synthesizers to shade in the rest.
It’s certainly not a groundbreaking sound, but pretty sturdy nonetheless, especially the dreamy single “Creepy Jr”. You can hear snatches of Sunny Day Real Estate and Pinkerton era Weezer, but with more appealing vocals.
Even at five songs, there’s not enough evidence here to show how great this band can be, but there is certainly promise in a few of these songs. Can’t wait to see what a full album brings.
The Gromble – Self-titled EP/5 tracks/2014