It’s All About Unrequited Love With HOT RUMOUR’s Debut ‘Run To Me’

Promo Photo Sidewalk by Casey Curry.

Out of Los Angeles is brand new band HOT RUMOUR. Fresh and exciting, the alt rock trio has burst onto the scene ready to take on the world.

Formed as recently as December last year, the band is made up of LA producer Frankie Siragusa and brothers Aaron, and Josh Ficchi, HOT RUMOUR might have only been together for a short time, but there’s no way you’d know that from their sound. Siragusa has worked with the likes of Ken Stringfellow of The Posies, and Sara Watkins of the Decembrists, while Aaron is the vocalist and chief songwriter of the band, and Josh, on drums, takes the role of de facto band leader.

Debut single, ‘Run To Me’, set for release on March 11, is a powerful anthem, with tinkling piano and the strong rock vocals of Aaron Ficchi.

‘Run To Me’ is sung from the point of view of someone who sees the object of his affections not being totally in love with him – but he’s willing to forgive them – and will be there when they run back to him – over and over again. The angst-ridden vocals and the repeated “Oh Oh Oh” refrain heighten the overwhelming sadness of the song. It’s never gonna happen. They don’t love the protagonist and he knows it, but he’s too in love to let go.

HOT RUMOUR is set to take on the West Coast of the USA this summer to support their debut EP which will be coming out shortly. If ‘Run To Me’ is any indication of what else they have up their collective sleeves, then Memoirs are ones to watch out for.

‘Run To Me’ was recorded and mixed at theLAB Studios in Los Angeles. You can find HOT RUMOUR online on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and their official website. ‘Run To Me’ is out on 11 March, and will be available on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify.


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Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email

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