Chicago band Jonny Rumble’s layered melodicism and concentrated emotional heft have been cultivated recently within a group that has previously delved into punk, garage and British-Invasion sounds. Both in terms of introspective lyrical content and a more post-punk/power-pop musical approach, Jonny Rumble’s instinct for songcraft is more acutely wielded and deftly arranged than ever as they plan for the release of a vinyl EP in the fall and are putting out free 2-song singles in the meantime.
Bassist Jeremy Pryor stopped by to tell us a bit more about the band.
Tell me about how you originally got into your craft, Jeremy.
We met while in college at Western Michigan University. We spent several semesters together missing class and listening to records. Eventually we got around to actually playing music together and found that to be very enjoyable as well.
How do you describe your music to people?
Bomb-pop-rock, and/or a blending of British Invasion melodicism, punk tempos and alt/indie musicality.
What is your favorite thing to do in the whole wide world?
Brian and I enjoy reading, Patrick loves fishing, Seth enjoys eating....
What is your biggest challenge when it comes to running your business?
Not knowing what the hell we are doing ever, but the steep learning curve makes it fun and keeps it interesting. Also, not getting discouraged by the continued fame and financial success of Brittney Spears and her ilk.
When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
In what way has your community impacted your development as a musician?
Chicago has been great in terms of keeping us focused on music. There's so many different kinds of great talent here that keep us inspired to do better.
What other artists out there do you love?
Kings Of Leon, White Rabbits, The Raconteurs, Delta Spirit, Radiohead, The Ms, Joe Pug
What does your future hold?
More songs! I think we're still all getting better at writing, and have some really good ones up our sleeves. As long as the imminent collapse of the environment doesn't happen too soon.
Check this band out at www.jonnyrumble.com, Facebook, MySpace, Amazon,and last.fm