For a guy who screams his head off for a living, Touché Amoré’s Jeremy Bolm seems curiously shy — at least when he first picks up the phone.
Speaking from his home in Los Angeles, the vocalist-lyricist is admittedly weary from a day’s worth of interviews, but begins to perk up when asked about his musical upbringing.
“My parents listened to Elvis and country,” he remembers, “which I hated. Hated. I think that subconciously pushed me to find aggressive music at an early age, because it was the complete antithesis to what I was raised on. I was eight when Nirvana ‘Nevermind’ and Pearl Jam ‘Ten’ came out. That was such an awesome time to be exposed to actual alternative music, because it wasn’t hidden. It was right in front of you.”
While Bolm’s band isn’t operating on that large of a scale yet, it’s on the bubble. The quintet — which also features guitarists Clayton Stevens and Nick Steinhardt, bassist Tyler Kirby and drummer Elliot Babin — performs live at Neumos Sunday.More