Virgin EMI/Mountbatten Recordings
Having finished off last year supporting the likes of Miles Kane and Jake Bugg, along with a slot at Reading and Leeds Festival, The Family Rain kick off 2014 with the release of their debut album, Under The Volcano on 3rd February through Vertigo/Virgin EMI Records.
The bearded brothers from Bath, Will Walter (vocals & bass), Ollie Walter (guitar & backing vocals) and Tim Walter (drums & backing vocals), headed to Berlin for a 4 week stint at the renowned Hansa Studios under the watchful eye of Jim Abbiss to record this exhilarating 10 track album. Under The Volcano grabs hold of you right from the word go and doesn’t let go until the final breath.
‘Carnival’ is the perfect opening track to get you in the mood for what’s about to follow. What with Will’s unique vocals, an early Kings of Leon type guitar riff and a drum beat which will have your foot tapping along in approval. The recent single, ‘Feel Better (FRANK)’, is a fast flowing number which provides a very catchy guitar riff and ‘Don’t Waste Your Time’ adds a sombre feel to things, largely down to the distorted 90s style vocals. The standout track has to be ‘Trust Me…I’m A Genius’ due to the raw power which presents all three brothers on top of their games and ‘All The Best’ is the hidden gem which tugs on your heart strings and will bring a tear to a grown man’s eye.
The tightness of Under The Volcano is evident throughout and one which could only have been produced by brothers who are all on the same page. With the current vibe and excitement that’s building through social media for this album, 2014 looks set to be the breakthrough year for The Family Rain.
2) Trust Me...I'm A Genius
3) Feel Better (FRANK)
4) Don't Waste Your Time
5) Reason To Die
7) On My Back
8) Pushing It
10) All The Best