"Blood-curdlingly exciting is the music of Gunmoll. It's as if we're entering an underworld that's simultaneously treacherous, fascinating, and sexy."
- 3voor12 at Pussycat Podium Victorie
As Jolene Grunberg (vocals and guitar), Bram Bol (guitar), Koen van Bemmelen (bass), and Pim de Roij (drums) take the stage, we are welcomed into the Wild West with guitar reverb and cutting-edge lyrics."
- 3voor12 at Pussycat Podium Victorie
"With Grunberg's vocals, which were immediately on point and a fine song, Gunmoll made a significant entrance."
- The Next Gig at Vera, Groningen
“A coming of age story of a girl raised in a Romanian mob-family....”
Burgeoning Dutch alt-rockers Gunmoll enchant their striking brand of rock with the temptation, danger and magnetism of the most blood-curdling crime novels. The band, started by Jolien Grunberg (vocals/guitars) and Bram Bol (guitars/production), paints stories of romance, betrayal, surging adrenaline and anthemic tension, partly anchored in Jolien's
Romanian roots. “The story of a young girl who finds her father's gun... that’s something I have experienced myself” says Jolien. “You can draw from that type of concept as far and as vividly as possible, almost like a cult movie in that sense. I was able to get really creative with those particular storylines.”
Drawing from her own background, the first sketches of Gunmoll's gloomy film noir-tinged rock & roll started to manifest. To summon Gunmoll into existence, Jolien contacted Bram, with whom she had already developed a good connection with a previous project. Their dynamic chemistry bursts at the seams as Bram and Jolien fleshed out their first songs as Gunmoll: a groove-laden catchy rock sound, jam-packed with surprising elements; feral rock & roll riffs, oriental melodies and sweeping surf rock.
Within this adventurous sound palette, Gunmoll exults in larger-than-life character sketches from different phases of life: the girl who stumbles upon her father's gun, the fork-tongued temptress acting out her revenge fantasy, the mother who protects her daughter from the harsh outside world. For all intents and purposes, Gunmoll is a sexy, rousing, cold-blooded and mysterious operation, exposing audiences to a brooding, primitive energy; the sheer thrill of a surfer swerving on a wave of untamed currents.
Combine Gunmoll’s vivid tales of danger and deceit with blistering riffs and arrangements, and you get a band with a very particular moxie. “Gunmoll is a combination of that dangerous element and the personal element Jolien brings to the table, which gives off this wild energy.” adds Bram. “We are not a concept band: our music overlaps with who we both are in terms of identity. Honestly we’ve never been this stoked about a project: Gunmoll is something that is very close to ourselves.”
With Pim de Roij (drums) and Koen van Bemmelen (bass) rounding out Gunmoll’s fiery rhythm section, Gunmoll is ready to burn some serious rubber and hit the road. Jolien:
“Gunmoll has to remain rooted in personal experiences. Of course, there is some kind of temper in me, there is a rage within me, there is pain within me, there is history within me.
From my family, and from all kinds of sources of inspiration. That’s the sum of what this music conveys.”
"Like an enchantment, silence falls as the opening act Gunmoll strikes the first note. Jolien Grunberg, the lead singer, opens her mouth and fills the space with a voice that could be recognized among thousands. A unique sound that, like everything, might require personal preference. Nevertheless, Paradiso embraces these sounds with enthusiasm."
- Review for show Paridiso in support of Manda Diao
"Grunberg, for instance, uses her entire body as an instrument, resulting in an impressive spectacle. Through her vocal artistry, she brings forth unique sounds, giving the songs their own distinctive and characteristic sound."
- Review for show Paradiso in support of Manda Diao
Andries van Wieren
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