Graffiti Vibe Introduces 'The Vumms'
Based in Cleveland, Ohio, The Vumms consist of Emilio Marriott on bass and vocals, Philippe Kogan on lead guitar and vocals, Josh Verbitsky on rhythm guitar, and Nico Buchanan on drums. Our debut EP, "Count The Roses", is a completely homemade project that was recorded entirely by songwriters Philippe and Emilio, swapping instruments throughout.
The album recording process intially began in the summer of 2017 but didn't work out due to a handful of unfortunate events, forcing the record to be pushed back and recorded at home.
"Can't Sleep" is the opening song on the EP and was inspired by "doo wop" and upbeat pop tunes of the 60's. Our most relevant influences include The Beatles, The Velvet Underground, The Beach Boys, Weezer, Pixies, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Ty Segall.
Band members Josh and Nico joined the band as we were finishing up the EP in the summer of 2019. Our most recent and notable achievement was winning the audience/judges preference at the Lust Records' Battle of the Bands. The Vumms' next show will at Mahall's in Lakewood on April 11th.