The Family Rain return with 'Carnival', the latest single to be released on Bigger Splash. It is available now as a free download via the bands official website www.thefamilyrain.com and Facebook page, and released on heavy stock vinyl on 18th March.
The Family Rain are three brothers from Bath - the twins Tim and Will and older brother Olly. Brought up away from the bright lights of London, they've made music in their own corner of the UK. The result is songs of garage minimalism, stripped back to be performed as live. Debut single "Trust Me.I'm A Genius" hinted at the band's brilliant simplicity, now "Carnival" throws more light on their talents.
While Trust Me... I'm A Genius, was recorded at Rock Field in Wales Carnival is a home demo which was recorded in the boys basement. It is here where the band rehearse and write much of their material, sandwiched between the downstairs bathroom and their Dad's garage.
Freshly singed to Mercury Records, the band are set to head to the legendary Hansa Studios in Berlin this February to record with Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys).
On returning from Berlin, the band will embark on a string of dates supporting The Courteeners and Willy Moon, as well as their first London headline show March 18th at the Sebright Arms.
Live dates -
11th March Leicester O2 Academy 1 (w/The Courteeners)
12th March Cardiff Uni Solus (w/The Courteeners)
14th March Newcastle O2 Academy (w/The Courteeners)
15th March Sheffield O2 Academy 1 (w/The Courteeners)
16th March London O2 Brixton Academy (w/The Courteeners)
18th March London Sebright Arms HEADLINE SHOW
22nd March Birmingham Hare and Hounds (w/Willy Moon)
23rd March Glasgow Broadcast (w/Willy Moon)
25th March Manchester Deaf Institute (w/Willy Moon)
26th March Brighton The Haunt (w/Willy Moon)
30th March Stockton Calling Festival
12th April Brussels Botanique (w/Willy Moon)
13th April Amsterdam Bitterzoet (w/Willy Moon)
14th April Koln Blue Shell (w/Willy Moon)
16th April Berlin Privat (w/Willy Moon)
17th April Munich Strom (w/Willy Moon)
19th April Geneva M.D (w/Willy Moon)
20th April Milan Factory (w/Willy Moon)
21st April Zurich Papersaal (w/Willy Moon)
23rd April Lyon Marche Gare (w/Willy Moon)
24th April Paris La FlSche d'Or (w/ Willy Moon)
2nd May Liverpool Sound City
4th May Live At Leeds Festival