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Interview: Jeremy Bolm of Touche Amore

How Touche Amore ended up at The Camel is beyond me. A venue built to hold 300 people tops, was now hosting a show for one of the most relevant bands in underground hardcore. Luckily, I was privileged enough to run into Jeremy Bolm. The man behind the mic and writer of the heart throbbing album, Stage Four. Despite being exhausted and fresh off the stage, he was awesome and agreed to an interview!

For more from Touche Amore, follow them on IG at @toucheamore . Now, my interview with Jeremy Bolm.  

(Photo by: @shutterhappyjose - LA Show) 

What is your favorite “on the tour bus” snack food?

We’re a van band, we’re gonna always be a van band. Like, I don’t know.. We did a bus one time in Europe and there’s pro’s and con’s. The pro is that you wake up at the venue and you don’t have to deal with staring at the road. The con is, once you’re at the venue, you can’t go anywhere. You’re sort of stuck there, and most venues are on the outskirts of town so you’re basically trapped. Then you get there around noon and you’re like, “what do I do with my life?!”.. So, that wasn’t a part of the answer at all! Just throwing it out there.

Everyone’s different! I just got into a new snack. Ritz is kinda bringing back the air crisps thing, it’s the salt and vinegar one. I tried it the other night and it was like, unbelievable. It’s not the Pops though, they’re called something else. I’m honestly pretty guilty of any salt and vinegar things.

What was the most meaningful album to you (Jeremy Bolm)?

Definitely the newest one, Stage Four. It has to do with the passing of my mom. That was the biggest life event I had ever gone through. I remembered before that, I struggled to write. I felt like I was in a pretty good place. I was comfortable and getting to tour with all my favorite bands and doing things I never thought I’d get to do! I’d even joke and be like, “Man, what am I going to fuckin’ write about?” And then, that record came out and all of that happened.. And I think I bit off more than I could chew because now I have everything in the world to write about.

What is the craziest fan interaction that you’ve had?

That’s tough. In the beginning, when we were younger and not used to having that happen, we were more thrown off by it. As I got older I began understanding mental health issues and became a lot more sympathetic. It makes it hard for me to pinpoint a specific fan cause you never know where someone is coming from.

(Photo by: @shutterhappyjose - LA Show)

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