6/28/2017

Ramonda Hammer Share New Single "Bender"; New EP Destroyers Out August 4 On New Professor

Ramonda Hammer Share New Single "Bender" 
New EP Destroyers Out August 4 On New Professor
“Grunge-pop finds a new hero in Ramonda Hammer” - CLRVYNT
"Led by guitarist/songwriter/vocalist Devin Davis, Ramonda Hammer is a Los Angeles-based four-piece steeped in the sounds of 90s alt rock and college radio." - She Shreds
"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
"This is the perfect demonstration of the solid relationship between gut-punching riffs and the voice of fleeting reason. This is rock and roll." - All Things Go  
Listen: "Destroyers" at CLRVYNT or Soundcloud
Listen: "Bender" at All Things Go or Soundcloud
Ramonda Hammer has revealed their new single "Bender" from the band's EP Destroyersdue August 4 on New Professor. The track premiered at All Things Go who said, "This is the perfect demonstration of the solid relationship between gut-punching riffs and the voice of fleeting reason. This is rock and roll."
About the single Ramonda Hammer's Devin Davis says: 

"I wrote 'Bender' when I was binge-watching Shameless for two weeks straight and I couldn't get off the couch to do anything productive. In retrospect, I guess I could call it "research" or whatever, because I ended up writing this song. But yeah the lyrics are really just a conversation between two opposing sides in one's brain. The verses ask questions from the more sane, healthy part of one's psyche, and the choruses respond from the anxiety-ridden, depressed, and very frustrated side. And the reason this person (okay, it's me!) is so effing frustrated is because they care so so so much, but when crippling depression sets in from time to time, when they get caught in a bender of some sort, it's so hard to do the things that make you happy. In a final cry, I end the song with, "I swear that I deserve good things" because I think I do and I know other people feel the same."

Destroyers is available to pre-order now on CD and digitally at Bandcamp. Ramonda Hammer will be performing at The Echo in Los Angeles on July 3 with Blood Death Skull. Additional shows will be announced in the coming weeks. 

Ramonda Hammer is a Los Angeles grunge-pop quartet whose name comes from a lady featured on the television show Cheaters. The show is funny and sad, kind of how front-woman and band founder Devin Davis writes her songs. "Davis is the queen of grunge,” (KSPC) playing with quirky chord progressions, time signature and tempo changes, and dynamic, biting vocal melodies. TheDestroyers EP follows up the band's debut album 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.

Ramonda Hammer is Devin Davis, Andy Hengl, Justin Geter, and Mark Edwards. 

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