photo credit: Alexandria Bailey
“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
“A fresh twist to a modern classic: grunge.” – AudioFemme
“Devin also namedrops Bully and Dilly Dally as two modern bands she’d like to tour with (both of which also came to my mind while listening to Ramonda Hammer).”- Brooklyn Vegan
“The track is a melancholy bit of ’90s alternative, with heavy rhythms dragging a dreamy guitar line behind them.” – Consequence Of Sound on “Too Much Too Recently”
“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
Ramonda Hammer will release their new EP Destroyers this Friday on New Professor. The EP can be pre-ordered now at Bandcamp. In anticipation of Friday’s release date, the EP is streaming in full at AudioFemme along with an exclusive interview with Ramonda Hammer’s Devin Davis.
Ramonda Hammer has a Los Angeles record release show coming up on August 19 at The Echo. The all ages show is part of Echo Park Rising and is free to attend. More info can be found HERE. Additional summer and fall tour dates 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. The Destroyers 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.