Under The Volcano

Family Rain, The

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Nearly a year since their rapturous home demo ‘Trust Me… I’m A Genius’ started pricking the ears of tastemakers and industry alike, The Family Rain are pleased to announce details of their debut album, Under The Volcano, recorded over four weeks at Berlin’s famed Hansa Studios with Jim Abbiss (Kasabian, Arctic Monkeys).

It’s ten tracks of primal rock ‘n roll. From barnstorming singles such as the track ‘Feel Better (Frank)’, the crunching ‘Reason To Die’, and high octane belter ‘Pushing It’ – which led the band’s first EP earlier this year – the noise and intensity of this record could only be produced by three brothers who know each other inside out. Nagging melodies combine with heavy, metallic riffs to produce a searing rock record of intelligence and wit.

Three brothers from Bath, The Family Rain are Will Walter (vocals & bass), Ollie Walter (guitar & backing vocals) and Tim Walter (drums & backing vocals). They are a classic British rock band in the best tradition, a heady mix of hard rock and blues. Live they are something else – a three pronged attack. Their ferocious intensity and focus, streamlined sound blended with insidious melodies.

“Feel Better (Frank)” spawned the unofficial, James Hunt-starring video which proved such a viral hit that James Hunt’s fan club, run by his eldest son, has publicly endorsed the track, reaching out the the band and retweeting the clip.

Still sharing the same Bath bedroom they grew up in, music has consumed them, taking over their physical and spiritual worlds. The brothers cut their teeth playing gigs in Bath and in earlier incarnations came to the attention of the local chapter of the Hell’s Angels, and the band played several shows to at their summits. A fierce commitment playing live eventually led to word spreading beyond Bath and eventually one Lily Allen took note and signed them to her publishing label, ITNO.

The Family Rain have spent the past 12 months relentlessly touring the UK and Europe, winning over legions of new fans wherever they play. An firm favourite at Reading and Leeds Festival this year, the band recently wrapped up an extensive UK tour with Miles Kane and went on tour with Jake Bugg.

“Exhilarating to the very end.” NME

“Live, they’re incendiary. Sounds all right? No, sounds absolutely bloody brilliant. Tell everyone.” Sunday Times Culture

“Three bearded brothers playing blues-infused rock, it’s no wonder the comparisons with the Kings Of Leon are coming thick and fast.” BBC Introducing

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Track Listings

Side 1
1. Carnival
2. Trust Me... I'm A Genius
3. Feel Better (FRANK)
4. Don't Waste Your Time
5. Reason To Die

Side 2
1. Binocular
2. On My Back
3. Pushing It
4. Together
5. All The Best

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