Headline tour, live dates with Deap Vally and The Rolling Stones, and Reading and Leeds announcement as The Family Rain record debut album with Jim Abbiss
( Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian) and drop new single.
"Pushing It" comes with a compressed guitar attack and crunching drums and does not have a scrap of fat on it. It's direct, thrilling, and the work of a band fast affirming themselves as one of the most exciting to emerge from the UK in years. The song was produced by Jim Abbiss (Peace, Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian) and recorded this February at the legendary Hansa Studios in Berlin. It is the first taste of the band's album sessions and leads a new EP - entitled Pushing It - and follows the introductory singles Trust Me. I'm A Genius, and basement Carnival, which were released on the Bigger Splash label. The song was premiered by Zane Lowe on Radio One last week.
It's demonstrative of a band that knows how to harness their unique abilities, one that stems from their bond as brothers, all living in the same room under one roof in Bath. Live the band lay it all on the line. An unfiltered, joyous explosion of sound, they recall some of the classic, grittier sounds of rock's history.
Fresh from an extensive run across the UK and Europe with Willy Moon, The Family Rain will be playing with Deap Vally at The Scala on May 22nd, The Rolling Stones at Hyde Park on Saturday 13th July, as well as embarking on their first headline tour proper in the UK in May. The band have a string of festival appearances lined up over the summer, including Reading/Leeds, Pukkelpop in Belgium, and Germany's prestigious Hurricane and Southside Festivals.
The band will shortly be announcing their first hometown show since 2012.
Thu 2nd Liverpool Sound City @ Zanzibar
Sat 4th Live At Leeds Festival @ The Wardrobe
Thu 16th The Great Escape @ Green Door Store, Brighton
Fri 17th The Great Escape @ Audio, Brighton
Wed 22nd The Scala w/ Deap Vally, London
Fri 24th London Calling @ Paradiso, Amsterdam
Sat 25th Dot To Dot Festival, Bristol
Sun 26th Dot To Dot Festival, Nottingham
Tue 28th Manchester Sound Control (headline)
Wed 29th York Fibbers (headline)
Thu 30th Sheffield Plug (headline)
Sunderland Pure Bar (headline)
Glasgow King Tuts (headline)
Mon 3rd Stockton On Tees Green Room (headline)
Birmingham Temple Bar (headline)
Wed 5th London Borderline (headline)
Tunbridge Wells Forum (headline)
Aldershot West End Centre (headline)
Southside Festival, Germany
Sat 22nd Hurricane Festival, Germany
Sat 6th Festival deBeschaving, Netherlands
Fri 12th Cheltenham 2000 Trees
Sat 13th Hyde Park w/ The Rolling Stones
Fri 19th Truck Festival
Sat 27th Secret Garden Party
Sun 11th Summerwell Festival, Romania
Fri 16th Soundrive Festival, Poland
Sat 17th Pukkelpop Festival, Belgium
Fri 23-25th Reading/Leeds Festival @ Festival Republic Stage
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