Posts tagged The Family Rain
[Watch] The Family Rain - "Reason To Die"

We've had our eye on The Family Rain for quite some time now and they appear to be going from strength to strength, which is always nice to see. They've had some pretty big shows this year and have just today been announced as support to Thirty Seconds to Mars at the iTunes Festival. Yeah, OK, not everyone likes 30STM but surely a band with a smaller following supporting a huge festival headlining band is always a good thing?!These guys have grafted and they deserve some more fans. Anyway, enough of that, check out the video to their awesome single "Reason To Die" which is available on iTunes now. 

Check out the even better looking interactive video here.

[Y Not Festival] Our Most Anticipated Artists of the Festival

We've mentioned Y Not Festival a few times in the past few months and this weekend hoards of people will gather in Pikehall, Derbyshire to see some fantastic live music. We'll be making the trip over to enjoy the weekend in the sun (hopefully) and before we do that we thought we'd include some information on the bands we're most look forward to seeing over the weekend. 

Make the jump to get the low-down. The festival is now sold-out so if you slept on it, I'm afraid you've missed otu this year. Be sure to find the guys on Facebook to keep up with next year's plans. 

Dan Le Sac VS Scroobius Pip

When: Friday

Where: Quarry Stage

Why? Quick wit, great beats and a return from the duo after their last release back in 2007. Excited yet? You should be. Try and keep up as Scroob lays verse after verse down making you both think and dance all at the same time. A deadly combination.

The Cribs

When: Saturday

Where: The Big Gin Stage

Why? The Wakefield band of brothers have come a long way over the past decade and their live shows are raw as freshly chopped onions. With their latest album released just last year after the departure of Johnny Marr from the ranks, they've gone back to basics and I'm sure the performance will be a highlight of the weekend for many.

Willy Moon

When: Friday

Where: The Big Gin Stage

Why? When you first see Willy Moon you might not expect him to be a mover and a shaker, given his clean cut hair and dapper suits. Don't let that fool you. His live performances pack a punch and after releasing his brilliant album, Here's Willy Moon, he's sure to leave the main stage crowd impressed.


The Horrors

When: Friday

Where: The Big Gin Stage

Why? If Dan Le Sac and Scroob ain't quite your thing on Friday evening, then how about you head over to the Big Gin stage to witness The Horrors perform tracks from their absolutely stunning LP, Skying. On point and it could be argued, better live than on record. You be the judges.

Family Rain

When: Sunday

Where: Quarry Stage

Why? Another band of Brothers for you to check out on one of the smaller stages. The Family Rain recorded in their families basement and the results on record are wonderful. Gritty and blues tinged, perfect for a Sunday afternoon in the sun.

Wet Nuns

When: Sunday

Where: The Giant Squid Stage

Why? A two piece band that will melt your face and make you want to kiss the person next to you all at the same time? Wet Nuns are for you with Kyuss like riffs and stoner vibes. Make sure you catch these guys and shake off your Sunday cobwebs.

China Rats

When: Sunday

Where: The Big Gin Stage

Why? We've mentioned China Rats a few times on SKOA and they're definitely a band to keep a close eye on over the coming months and festival season. Catch them now before they start playing larger crowds and bigger tents. It could be an "I was there" moment for the years to come.

The Joy Formidable

When: Sunday

Where: The Big Gin Stage

Why? A band with fans such as Mark Hoppus and Dave Grohl have got to be high on your "to-see" list for Sunday surely? These guys are sure to start your Sunday evening with a bang before the big guns take to headlining. 

[News] Y Not Festival Lineup

You know what I enjoy even more than the UK's biggest festivals? The smaller ones. Last year I ventured back into my home county of Derbyshire to hit up Y Not festival, a homegrown, grass roots built from the ground up festival. Boy did I have a good time. The likes of The Wombats, We Are Scientists, Pulled Apart By Horses, Roots Manuva, Little Comets and a host more across numerous stages graced the fields. This year promises to be even bigger, and with the winning the best small festival award last year, they're going to want to keep the good graces coming their way. With real ale and cider on offer too, family and friends a like are sure to have a good time along with tasting some great local produce.

This summer, over the weekend of August 2nd-4th, the normally peaceful countryside will play host to a melting pot of talent old and new. Headlining the Big Gin Stage will be The Horrors, The Cribs and The Darkness along with Ash, The Joy Formidable, Sky Larkin, Swim Deep, Drenge, Willy Moon. Gracing The Quarry Stage will be The 1975, Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, Electric Six, Stealing Sheep, The Family Rain and Sons and Lovers. Thing stake a heavier turn on The Giant Squid Stage with Wet Nuns, We Are The Ocean, Sharks, Arcane Roots, Gnarwolves and The Computers playing their music to the tent. 

The full line-up can be seen over on the official site with tickets priced at just £79.50. More bands are yet to be announced. Treat yourself to some summer fun.

[Listen] The Family Rain - "Waterfall"

We've spoken about The Family Rain a few times in the past 6 months. Most recently we talked about the Walter Brothers' track "Carnival" which has now been released but with it comes a delightful B-Side titled "Waterfall". The track was actually recorded as a demo in the boys' basement which in fact where they rehearse together. Being a live recording of them playing it definitely has a blues tinged rawness from them. We're certainly going to be keeping a close eye on this band of brothers in the coming months and looking forward to some more new material.

"Carnival" is out now on Bigger Splash Recordings.

[Watch] The Family Rain - "Carnival" (Official Video)

How about some fuzzy goodness from three brothers that we've introduced you to previously in the form of a track called "Trust Me... I'm A Genius". Will, Tim and Ollie Walter make up The Family Rain and today you can watch and enjoy a track from them called "Carnival" fuzzy guitars and a simple yet effective video should start your day off just right. Hey, it's Humpday, how about we give you a free download of the track as well? Jump over here to pick up the download and enjoy your Wednesday you lovely bunch.

Marking the release, the band will also be playing their first London headline show March 18th at the Sebright Arms as well as supporting The Courteeners and Willy Moon on tour, full dates here

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[Watch] The Family Rain - "Trust Me... I'm A Genius" (Official Video)

Today we get to enjoy the energised sounds of Will, Tim and Ollie Walter three brothers that go by the moniker The Family Rain. They manage to make it sound fresh whilst bringing in many a British sounding feature to the track titled "Trust Me... I'm A Genius". Peep the video which features smoke-bombs, flares and some wheel destroying donuts in a BMW above.

The song will be released as the bands debut single on the 19th of November via bigger SPLASH.