Sunday, 12 May 2013

The Family Rain - Pushing It

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As we discovered from free track 'Carnival' a couple of moths back, The Family Rain are an actual family; three brothers from Bath to be precise (although Rain isn't their actual surname). 'Carnival' was a decent piece of bluesy garage-rock but new track 'Pushing It', taken from the EP of the same name, is even better. This might be the musical version of the footballing cliche "he's got a good touch for a big man", but this lot don't half create a lot of noise for a three-piece. Nudge the volume up a little bit and your speakers will begin to quake.

Aside from being potentially harmful to your sound system, 'Pushing It' is thunderous and a little psychedelic with some major power being created and a riff that's about the size of Denmark for the chorus. If you've been a fan of any of the heavier stuff that Jack White's been involved with then The Family Rain are comparable. Being musically proficient can be frowned upon as it's often just a way of showing off, but not here. The Family Rain have a guitar and they're not afraid to use it. To be honest we're quite glad we didn't live next door to this lot when they were growing up.

The Family Rain's website

Buy the EP

Catch them live:

THE FAMILY RAIN Sound Control, Manchester, TUE, 28/05/2013
THE FAMILY RAIN Fibbers, York, WED, 29/05/2013
THE FAMILY RAIN Plug, Sheffield, THU, 30/05/2013
THE FAMILY RAIN Pure, Sunderland, SAT, 01/06/2013
THE FAMILY RAIN King Tuts, Glasgow, SUN, 02/06/2013
THE FAMILY RAIN The Green Room, Stockton On Tees, MON, 03/06/2013
THE FAMILY RAIN The Temple @ The Institute, Birmingham, TUE, 04/06/2013
THE FAMILY RAIN Borderline, London , WED, 05/06/2013
THE FAMILY RAIN The Forum, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, FRI, 07/06/2013
THE FAMILY RAIN West End Centre, Aldershot, SAT, 08/06/2013

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