Grumpster take on the A-Z challenge

Our A-Z challenge is a fun way to get to know the many bands and artists out there. Here its the turn of Grumpster to tell us all about themselves!

A song that made you want to make music?

Donnie: Stuck With MeGreen Day
Lalo: Welcome to ParadiseGreen Day
Noel: Fool in the RainLed Zeppelin

Best rider you have had?

Nightly 30 racks of Miller Lite touring with Anti-Flag

Craziest moment in the band?

We were about to play one of our biggest shows, and our entire travel party except for two got a crazy stomach bug. We all tested negative for Covid, but the people affected were shitting and puking hours up to show time.

Deepest lyric one of your songs features?

The entirety of the outro of Mirrors on Fever Dream.. go listen to it! 😉

Easiest song you wrote?

Donnie: Picture
Lalo: Fever Dream
Noel: I Wouldn’t Dream of It

Favourite song in your set?

Donnie:Better Than Dead
Noel:Fever Dream

Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?

We already got one! You may already know that Chris #2 produced the ‘Fever Dream,’ but he actually also sang back ups on a few songs.

Hardest thing about being in a band?

Honestly, the fact that it’s hard to plan things ahead of time in case we get an offer, can be difficult.

Interesting fact about one of your members?

One of us didn’t learn our instrument until our 20s.

Jokes you have in the band?

We love quoting “I Think You Should Leave,” and will sometimes ask people if we can swear in their establishment.

Key to writing a song?

Being able to communicate freely to collaborate with your bandmates.

Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?

The longest distance without shows in between was from Oakland, CA to Grand Rapids, MI.

Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?

Donnie: Billie Joe Armstrong
Lalo: Billie Joe Armstrong
Noel: Chris #2

New band you’d recommend?

Growing Pains from Portland, OR

Opening for this band would be ideal?

Alkaline Trio

Place you’d most like to tour?

Donnie: Europe
Lalo: Europe
Noel: Japan

Quote that you’d like to pass on to our readers?

“With great power comes great responsibility.” – Uncle Ben

Reason for the title of your forthcoming release?


See us live at?

On tour with Like Pacific!

The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?

Nope! Music and art, like all things, should evolve.

Unusual merchandise?

We really want to do Jibbitz. (croc charms)

Variations you’d like to do on one of your songs?

An acoustic version of Crash would be sick!

What do your fans mean to you?

Everything! It means a lot to see people from all sorts of places and walks of life that are stoked on the music that we make.

X-rays or any treatments needed for band injuries?

Donnie has been in two motorcycle accidents, and nearly broke his finger on a football while on tour. He doesn’t do either of those things anymore.

You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?


Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?

Fennec Fox

Elizabeth Birt

July 14, 2022

Band management assistant. Goth princess and lover of all things music and sport.


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