Monday, 28 July 2014

Track Of The Day: The Family Rain - 'You Should Be Glad You've Got A Man'

I'm becoming increasingly tired of people in indie bands who keep claiming that "guitar music is dead" before putting themselves forward as the saviours of the genre. Utter nonsense. If people looked a bit more closely at the UK's music scene, they will find that there are in fact indie guitar groups out there who are producing music that will knock many socks off. From my local city of Bath comes The Family Rain, made up of three uber-talented brothers Will, Tim and Ollie Walter. Following on from an impressive debut album 'Under The Volcano' (released a few months ago in February) the band haven't wasted time in delivering a set of follow-up tunes, which comes in the form of their brand new 'Hunger Sauce' EP. This new release is out today (July 28) on Mountbatten Recordings and includes the superb 'You Should Be Glad You've Got A Man', an upbeat, vitalised slice of indie rock that brings to mind a hybrid of early Franz Ferdinand and a (much-improved version of) The Killers, but buzzes with a vibrant yet melodic intensity that the trio are developing as their own. The video was directed and edited by the band themselves, while the track (as with the rest of the EP) was recorded, produced and mixed at NAM Studios by Tom Dalgety.

The song can be downloaded for FREE via the band's Soundcloud page HERE.





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