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The Rainband

Manchester’s Indie favourites release second album ‘The Shape Of Things To Come’

Following on from the success of their 2016 debut album ‘Satellite Sunrise’, The Rainband release their follow up album ‘The Shape of Things To Come’, on 2nd February 2018. Due for release on independent label Strawberry Moon Records and Relay Music, it will be available via all major music platforms, with a physical release landing in February also.
Critically acclaimed following their top 10 UK indie chart positions with singles ‘Rise Again’ and ‘Sirens’ The Rainband are no strangers to the music industry. Receiving high praise and plaudits from Paolo Nutini, Liam and Noel Gallagher, Clint Boon and many more iconic figures, the album is set to be a real turning point for the band, seeing them reach new highs.

“These boys are one the finest bands you could see… I love the new sound of Storm.”
Paolo Nutini

“Manchester is Rising Again and The Rainband are the sound of it… Ones to watch”
Rolling Stone Magazine Italy

“An amazing band with hearts as big as their songs”
Clint Boon, Radio X / Inspiral Carpets

Founded in 2011 by frontman Martin Finnigan and guitarist Phil Rainey (former band mate of Peter Hook in Monaco), the band comprise James Cowell (Drums) Joe Wilson, (Guitar) Sam Wilson (Bass).

Renowned for their energetic live performances, The Rainband’s new album features favourites from recent sets, leading off with ‘Gimme Love’ – a real staple of performances over the last 18 months and closing with the brilliance of ‘Heading South’. ‘The Shape of Things To Come’ is a brighter more optimistic response to the band’s moodier, bluesy predecessor. With the jingle-jangle pop bliss of ‘New York’, the soul driven ‘Out of Sight’ and the psychedelic ‘Warhol’ the album touches on sounds loved by all.

Following tours and support slots with legendary acts such as Simple Minds, Ocean Colour Scene and The Kaiser Chiefs, the Rainband received an invitation to the British Music Awards as Rising Stars handpicked by O2.

The Rainband’s single ‘Rise Again’ entered the top 10 indie charts upon its release in June 2012. ‘Rise Again’ also broke through in Italy, remaining in the Virgin charts for fourteen weeks and peaking at number 5. Released in tribute to late Moto GP rider Marco Simoncelli and in aid of the Simoncelli Foundation, ‘Rise Again’ has helped raise over €45,000 so far. Martin Finnigan continues to work for the Foundation as UK Ambassador.