Hot Rumour – “Run to Me”

memoirs run to me

Los Angeles trio Hot Rumour showcases a high-potential sound on “Run to Me”, an dazzlingly infectious rocker reminiscent of both Muse’s spacey synth-rock sentiments and The Killers’ anthemic fervor. Stylistically it may not be anything incredibly new, but “Run to Me” is a very strong showing of a group that successfully infuses ’90s/’00s alt-rock heyday into something slightly more modern and consuming. This tale of regretted one-night stands – “every time you wake up next to someone else, you drive yourself alone” – works off clanky electric guitar sputters, slight keys, and crystalline synth interjections. It shows an impressive mutual effort from vocalist/guitar Aaron Ficchi, drummer Josh Ficchi and producer/bassist/keyboardist/vocalist Frankie Siragusa, who has worked with the likes of The Decemberists’ Sara Watkins and Ken Stringfellow (R.E.M., The posies, Big Star). “Run to Me” certainly shows a trio on the rise.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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