With her headline gig fast approaching, we thought it was about time to get behind of Runrummer before she hits the stage at Worcester’s newest venue: Annie’s at the Courtyard.
Give them a listen…
Released on November 8th of last year, Soul Wrinkles is a four-track EP that provides the only introduction for Runrummer you need.
The electropop singer-songwriter flawlessly demonstrates her poignant, flawless sonic majesty through right through from ‘Eyes‘ to the release’s namesake.
A lot of my music buildson different struggles I've had withsexuality, gender identityand mental health.
Hey! How are things? What are you working on at the moment?
Hey – things are going great thanks! Very excited for my first ever gig in Worcester on April 24th. Plus I’m working on lots of new music at the moment with an awesome bunch of artists and producers.
Originally from the West Midlands, are you excited to make your grand return?
I’m very excited! It will be a mighty homecoming! Not only is it my first gig outside of London but it’s my first gig back home where I grew up, and it feels very right to sew that seed in Worcester. I grew up just down the road in Bromsgrove which is where all my family still live, so I come back to the area quite regularly and I’m still a Midlander at heart.
The ‘Soul Wrinkles’ EP came out back in November, how have you found the reaction to that?
The reaction has been brilliant. Better than I could have ever hoped! But there’s always room to grow and improve. I’m looking at 2019 as my year for growth, collaborations and branching out. The EP has given me a good foundation to launch into bigger and better things. I now have something tangible to my name which sets a good stage for the development of my sound, and I’m really glad I’ve been able to develop a strong live set to go along with that. I’ve built a great band around me and we are rearing to go.
What was it like to sell out your London show?
Selling out my debut show was a dream. Usually when someone plays their debut show it’s for 10 of their best mates down the local pub. There were 200 people crammed into The Lighthouse in Shoreditch, some from major labels and some who had flown over from Ireland just for the show. It was mad! I couldn’t be more thankful for the support. It definitely created a big buzz, which is really important when you’re just starting out.
What’s the main thing that you hope people will take away from your music?
A lot of my music builds on different struggles I’ve have with sexuality, gender identity and mental health. I use music as a way to express myself, come to terms with my emotions and help deal with all the different shit that life might throw at you. I hope it can help others in the same way it’s helped me.
What have your main influences been, musical or otherwise, when it comes to creating music?
Living in London is definitely a vibe. I get lots of inspiration from city life, watching and observing people. One of my favourite places to listen to music and get inspiration is by sitting on the front seat at the top of a double decker bus and just riding around the city aimlessly. Musically, I’ve been getting a lot of inspiration recently from Elder Island, Clairo and SG Lewis.
What’s your favourite thing about performing live?
The connection you have with your fans. When people are signing your lyrics back to you that’s the best feeling in the world. It’s something I’ve always dreamed about and now it’s actually happening!
What’s the weirdest thing that’s happened to you when you’ve been performing?
Every venue is so different. We headlined the Amersham Arms in New Cross just before Christmas and the lighting was positioned in a way that you literally couldn’t see anything beyond the edge of the stage. There was this huge room beyond but you couldn’t see any of the crowd or how they were reacting, so it was a bit like performing blind. This is quite common in bigger venues, but I’d never experienced that before so it was a bit unnerving.
In those circumstances you really have to just trust the power of your set, lose yourself in the music and go with the flow. This summer will be the first time we’re throwing ourselves into the festival scene and I’m sure there will be some weirder stories which come out of those adventures.
What’s in store for the rest of the year? Any new releases/announcements we should keep our eyes out for?
Yes, there’s lots of exciting things! I’m working on brand new material, a new music video, plus remixes for existing tracks with a ton of other awesome artists and producers. Keep your eyes peeled for the first remix release in May.
Where do you hope to see yourselves this time next year?
I’d like to be close to releasing my next EP. A headline show abroad and a few more streams on Spotify wouldn’t go amiss! Go stream my debut EP Soul Wrinkles if you haven’t already 🙂