10/26/2016

Ramonda Hammer Share New Single "Zombie Sweater" with Brooklyn Vegan, On Tour Now

Ramonda Hammer Share New Single "Zombie Sweater" with Brooklyn Vegan 
Los Angeles November Residency at The Hi-Hat Announced
On Tour Now 
photo credit: Vianne Robitaille
"Ramonda Hammer strikes a thin dichotomy between thrasher-pop anxiety and a rocker's shoulder shrug." Earmilk

"Ramonda Hammer have perfected an indie-rock sound that’s equal parts power and melody."-  LA Weekly

"Crunchy, grungey, no-B.S. ’90s-style alt-rock, with Davis’ gritty vocals wailing through the quartet’s muscular hooks and rhythms." - Buzzbands LA

Stream: "Zombie Sweater" at Brooklyn Vegan or SoundCloud

Ramonda Hammer have shared their new single "Zombie Sweater" with Brooklyn Vegan. "Zombie Sweater" will be available on New Professor Music via Bandcamp and all streaming services on Halloween. The song follows up their critically acclaimed album Whatever That Means which was released this spring. Ramonda Hammer is currently on tour with shows coming up in Brooklyn, Boston, Chicago and have announced a November Residency at the Hi-Hat in Los Angeles. All upcoming shows are listed below. 

Ramonda Hammer is a grunge-pop project from Los Angeles, CA. To answer the question you’re inevitably going to ask, the band’s name is taken from a lady who was featured on the once-popular reality television show Cheaters. The show, in and of itself, represents how front-woman and band founder Devin Davis views life - it’s a mix of sad and funny, some people learn and some people don’t, and we take what we can to do what we can. Plus “Ramonda Hammer” just sounds cool.
The band delivers a familiar yet unconventional sound. Davis’s songwriting plays with quirky chord progressions, time signature and tempo changes, and dynamic vocal melodies - akin to many of the alternative and grunge bands that made an impact in the 90s. Her lyrics are thoughtful and charmingly raucous, and the songs are symptomatic of heartbreak, angst, self-destruction, self-soothing, human ignorance, and the uncontrollable. The other three fourths of Ramonda Hammer - Andy Hengl, Justin Geter, and Danny Louangxay - turn Davis’ songs into fully flourished anthems! Each instrument has their unique presence - Andy’s melodic and rhythmically clever bass lines, Justin’s unrelentingly expressive guitar riffs, and Danny’s easily aggressive pounding on the drums (not to mention the contagious, excited smile on his face). Although the parts are well thought out, when you get these guys live, it feels like everything magically comes together right there on the spot, and audiences can’t help but be enamored with what this group is doing.
After a very successful Kickstarter campaign in September 2015, Ramonda Hammer recorded their first album with Grammy-nominated sound engineer Morgan Stratton. The album is titled Whatever That Means, which is not only a playful nod to everyone who’s puzzled by the band’s name, but is a lyric from a track on the album called “See”, in which Davis wails, “I hate that all I write about is how I feel about the people that I care about, and I’ll try to have more depth...whatever that means!” The album was released April 29, 2016, and the band has been touring it all over the U.S. in support of the album. Ramonda Hammer signed to the New Professor Music label in October 2016 and plan to release an EP and album next year.
Ramonda Hammer Tour Dates

10.26 - Brooklyn, NY @ Barranquilla
10.27 - Boston, MA @ Northeastern University
10.28 - Chicago, IL @ TBA
10.29 - Denver, CO @ Streets of London
11.01 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Hi Hat (residency)
11.08 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Hi Hat (residency)
11.15 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Hi Hat (residency)
11.22 - Los Angeles, CA @The Hi Hat (residency)
11.29 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Hi Hat (residency)

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