THINGS are swirling up for the hotly-tipped trio The Family Rain.
Their single Carnival is out now and the sibling three-piece have also played support gigs for The Courteeners, as well as their own headline show at the Sebright Arms in London this week.
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 have 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 headed to the legendary Hansa Studios in Berlin last month to record with Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys).
You can listen to their track Waterfall - the b-side to Carnival - here:
Following their headline show on Monday, The Family Rain are back on stage on Friday on tour with Willy Moon in the UK and then heading across to Europe.
The dates and places are as follows:
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
13th April Amsterdam Bitterzoet (w/Willy Moon)
21st April Zurich Papersaal (w/Willy Moon)
23rd April Lyon Marche Gare (w/Willy Moon)
24th April Paris La Flèche d'Or (w/ Willy Moon)
2nd May Liverpool Sound City
4th May Live At Leeds Festival