Indie girl turned retro songstress
Swings And Roundabouts - Rumer

Indie girl turned retro songstress Rumer on demolished pubs and taking over Alan Partridge’s band.

The Coolest Person I’ve Ever Met

“Steve Brown, my producer, played Glenn Ponder [Alan Partridge’s bandleader in Knowing Me, Knowing You]. The other day I looked at all the people in the band and I realised, my band is Chalet.”

The Happiest I’ve Ever Been

“When I got the phone call that Burt Bacharach likes me.”

The Lowest Point I’ve Ever Reached

“I was in a band [La Honda] that was pretty glamorous, for an 18 year-old. We’d had a record out that Mark Radcliffe played on Radio One, we did a tour support for Drugstore, we were just about to play SXSW, we had offers in from American labels, and I quit. I thought fuck it, I’m going to go and live in a caravan and be near my mum. I’m glad I did, even though it took me years to recover from the whole experience. It was terrible.”

The Angriest I’ve Ever Been

“They knocked down a pub called the Speckled Trout which was a huge music venue in our small town, it was a lifeline for everyone. It had bands five nights a week, everybody went there and it was brilliant. I lived and breathed for the place.”

My Worst Injury

“I was electrocuted. But I survived.”

Rumer’s debut album, 'Seasons Of My Soul', is out in November. Buy tickets to see Rumer live in the UK HERE

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