Noise of Rumors

Posted February 14, 2013 in Music
MEMBERS: Cyn Electric (vocals/rhythm guitar), Joey Raum (drums) and Danny Balboa (lead guitar).

CITIES OF ORIGIN: “We’re from Ontario and Rancho. Our drummer is from Maryland, but moved to Montclair a few years back.”

KINDERED SPIRITS: Muse, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Beatles and No Doubt.

RECENT RELEASES: Misfit Sideshow (Dec. 2012).


FREQUENTS: “The venue that’s been good to us is The Wire. We recorded Misfit Sideshow there. It’s a good place for a band to start out and get a feel for the stage.”


Being right near SoCal’s hot spot for music, Los Angeles, the gold-record-dream of fame only comes true for about 8 percent of new bands in this area. The idea of opening up for No Doubt turned into a reality when the band asked Noise of Rumors to play at its sold-out Gibson Amphitheatre show last December. “The experience was amazing! Everyone treated us so well and the crowd was spectacular. We really cannot thank No Doubt enough for the opportunity,” says Noise of Rumors singer Cyn Electric. The band is currently auditioning 21+ bass and synth/keyboard players who can “stand on their own, have passion, energy and the dedication to work hard and make this into a career. We’re in it for life! Music is what we live for.”

How did you get involved in music/how did your band form?

Cyn Electric: I have been playing music since I was three years old. Though I have a faint memory of it, my mom tells me I used to pick out my favorite songs on the radio and play them by ear on my toy keyboard, haha. I’ve been making music on my own for years and I’ve had bands in the past, but nothing stuck until October of 2011 when I put out an ad on Craigslist for musicians who wanted to start a band. I auditioned quite a few guys, but no one had the experience, talent, passion and/or dedication like Joey and Danny have.

How would you describe your music?

Electric: I believe we’re somewhere in between a Muse and No Doubt sound with some Spanish overtones.

Tell me about the Misfit Sideshow EP.

Electric: We debuted our sound with this EP and to be honest we didn’t know exactly the kind of music that was going to come from the three of us. We all have such different tastes that it could have landed anywhere. You can hear so many influences in our music from Spanish rock to folk to rap. It’s all in there and we executed it beautifully. When I began writing lyrics I didn’t want to stick to writing about love or specific people in my life. I wanted this album to have some meaning to it and I wanted to give back to the fans that have stuck by me before Noise of Rumors began. I stood by a topic that was close to my heart and something that I’ve dealt with all my life which is bullying. With the media shining more light on this matter I wanted to have this album become a voice for those kids who have been silenced for too long. We want them to know that they aren’t alone and things do in fact get better if you allow them to.

Anything else you would like us to know?

Electric: We’ll be releasing the documentary about our quest to open for No Doubt on YouTube soon. If you enjoy our music you can be a part of it by visiting our website. All the information on how to be in it is there as well as links to all our social networking sites in case you want to stalk us as well! Ha ha.

Noise of Rumors at The Glass House, 200 W. 2nd St., Pomona, (909) 865-3802;, Fri, Feb. 22. 8PM. Tickets $15-$17. All ages.


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