Melbourne based rock/metal group Rumours has dropped their first musical offering, “Paralysed”, since their debut EP ‘Lost Together’ in 2017.

Tomatrax caught up with Harry Coote the band’s guitarist, and Reece Philpot, the band’s drummer, to ask a few questions.

How did the band form?

Reece: The band started when Jackson sent me a message on Facebook and he was pretty keen on writing some music that was a bit different than what he was normally into, we went through heaps of people and it just really wasn’t working with anyone until my little cousin joined and introduced us to Harry who asked if he could be apart of it and he was a perfect fit for us so that’s kinda the way we all got together!

Where did the name Rumours come from?

Harry: It was a bit of brain storming until “rumours” was mentioned and it kind of just stuck around

You’ve just released your latest single, how does it feel to have it out?

Reece: It’s always such an insane feeling releasing new music, this song is heaps different to our previous stuff but we wanted to experiment a little and have more clean vocals and so far the response has been more than what we were expecting so thank you to everyone who has checked it out! It honestly means the world to us!

This is your first release in around two years, what have you been up to over this time?

Reece: Just been doing our best to visit as many places with our music and play with as many bands as possible to kinda get in peoples faces

What was the inspiration behind the video for “Paralysed”?

Reece: That’s all Jackson he is the brains behind that he just told us dates and what to wear and he took care of the rest hahaha

Are there any plans for an EP/LP release?

Harry: We are getting all our heads together now and working out our plans from here regarding the direction we want to take but if you come to a show of ours there’s definitely a chance you will hear some unreleased material !

What is the music scene in Wagga Wagga like?

Reece: It’s definitely getting better than what it was, bigger bands are now coming through more regularly and other bands are starting to pop up which is always sick to see.

Do you ever listen to your own music?

Reece: The only time I ever listen to our music is when someone asks to hear it and I show them! I love the songs and I’m super proud of them but I dunno I feel weird listening to them when I’m at home by myself hahaha

Harry: Honestly, depends! I listen along to practice or when we are writing new material I take the demos home with me to get a feel for what could be done different. Like I’ll listen at work and think is this something I would listen to and enjoy in every day life

What music do you listen to?

Reece: I was raised around metal my dad was a metal head so that’s 70% of what I’m listening to but I also listen to rap, pop punk and a heap of acoustic stuff!

Now that the single is out what do you have planned next?

Reece: Hopefully recording our next release and just play as much as we can


Check out Rumours’ Facebook page to find out more!