Band of the Week.

The Family Rain

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 current 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. February, 2014 through Vertigo / Virgin EMI.

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.

Latest single “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.


“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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