THE RUMOURS
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May
27
THE RUMOURS @ The Gerswhin Room, Espy

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

May
12
THE RUMOURS @ East Brunswick Club

Melbounre, Victoria, Australia

Melbounre, Victoria, Australia

Apr
08
THE RUMOURS @ The Public Office

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Music

The best kept secret in music

Press


'The Rumours are blessed with an innate knack for melody and three solid musicians. What's more, they know their Marr and Tweedy, McCartney and Sumner. Put three skilled musicians with superb taste in music together in a band, and you've got the beginnings of something great. Here's betting the second Rumours' album is nothing short of genius; for now, we've got a damn good promise.'

Michael Franco — 12 July 2005 - Popmatters.com


THE RUMOURS
Pony, Fri 3 Oct

I can’t remember seeing too many bands that have made me as excited and envious as The Rumours. Normally jangly country twinged pop fuelled by a broken heart leave me feeling indifferent. The Rumours though just seem to pump out one classic song after another, and they perform them with the perfection, vocally and musically, to bring justice to such song writing talent. They are the type of band you see once and can’t stop raving to your friends about.

- Jack Kerr
- Beat Magazine


“A raw version of symphonic Bacharach"

Eliza Sarlos - Issue 81, 2005 - The Brag


Discography

2004, 'We Are Happy' LP CAV035
Cavalier Music distributed by Shock Records in Australia and New Zealand.

2005, Summer's gone E.P
Independent - Sold Out

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Bio

Armed with unforgetable tunes, naked guitars and a soulful rhythm section, Melbourne's The Rumours create tales of despairing desire and unrequited love. Describing themselves as 'jaded romantics', The Rumours more accurately reflect a broken-hearted optimism, reminiscent of Bacharach, Wilco, The Smiths and The Beatles.
Born in the the fall of 2002 by founding member J.Hawk, The Rumours began playing small club shows in inner city Melbourne. With there unique fusion of symphonic pop, jaggered riffs and soulful melodies, The Rumours immediately stood apart from the background of new rock that dominating the city.
By 2003 the band secured a publishing deal and a small indie label. What followed was work on their debut record for Cavalier Music, 'We Are Happy'. Inspired in part by J.Hawk's history of failed romances, the album is the quitessential break up record, rich with the many subtleties of the broken heart. Yet the title is not a throwaway irony. We Are Happy is the perfect paradox that loss awakens the soul to really feel joy. It is a title that befits both this astounding album and this somewhat infamous band.
Upon its release, 'We Are Happy' received both national and local radio support and garnered Sydney's FBI radio album of the week. In 2005 Songs from the album because to surface on Australian television soap operas and also on Radio stations in Japan, Portugal and New York's Radio Indie Pop.

In Australia, their growing fanbase has earnt the band many an enviable support show with both international and local acts such as The Shins, Neon, and End of Fashion.
" We Are Happy -- an assured collection of songs that display a thorough knowledge of rock's past, from the aforementioned Smiths and Wilco to the Beatles and New Order... they do know how to write infectious melodies and classic guitar parts. What's more, they know their Marr and Tweedy, McCartney and Sumner. Put three skilled musicians with superb taste in music together in a band, and you've got the beginnings of something great. Here's betting the second Rumours' album is nothing short of genius; for now, we've got a damn good promise. " Michael Franco, July 2005, www.popmatters.com