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The RainBreakers – ‘Rise Up’ – EP Review

The RainBreakers – ‘Rise Up’ – EP Review



Rainbreakers Logo Rainbreakers by Mark Lloyd_med_1

 

The RainBreakers have released a beautifully penned 5 track EP dripping with old school charm. It’s like taking a step back in time, rich in quality and DNA with the likes of Free and Bad Company oozing from its pores.  You can loose yourself quite easily in its loose, free flowing style but there’s more than enough going on here to keep complacency in check.

The guys have laid down a strong foundation here, following up on their ‘Blood Not Brass’ EP which gained notoriety and amassed accolades, among which saw the quartet nominated by The British Blues Awards for the Barry Middleton Award for Best Emerging Artist. Now with ‘Rise Up’ the bar has been raised, from the opening track ‘On My Own’ with it’s free flowing style, heavy reverb and screaming wha wha you know you’re in for a trippy ride. The songs all bring big hooks with an unconstrained approach, a free and easy organic feel wrapped up in bluesy undertones the RainBreakers have indeed found their sound.

‘Rise Up’ inspired by a post Brexit, President Trump screwed up world, lays down a funky groove and inspires with its upbeat optimistic vibe. I could easily imagine these tunes being belted out back in the 70’s, with the disillusioned youth of the day replacing 2017’s social media addicted masses.  ‘Waiting On You’ brings out the delicate side to the band, reminiscent of Thin Lizzy’s ‘Still In love With You’ it brings out a quality and depth to the song writing well beyond the bands years. ‘Perception’ is all about that all out unconditional love, with its hazy psychedelic vibe and haunting melody the guys pull out all the stops.

The EP wraps up with ‘Living Free’, a savage tune with a riff Lalo Schifrin would be proud of, kicking in with a sexy beat and delicious guitar tone over-layed with Ben Edwards vocals, the cherry has indeed been placed firmly on this EP cake! A quality EP from start to finish, it’s not hard to understand why the RainBreakers have gained such high praise and a dedicated following. The guys are hitting the road to dovetail the release of this succinct little beauty so catch them while you can.

The Rise Up EP is released 7th April and can be pre-ordered from the official Rainbreakers “Bandcamp” pagehttps://rainbreakers.bandcamp.com/

Track Listing

 

  1. 1.     On My Own (3:31)
  2. 2.     Rise Up (5:30)
  3. 3.     Waiting On You (5:00)
  4. 4.     Perception (4:05)
  5. 5.     Living Free (4:30)

 

THE NEW 5-TRACK EP RELEASED 7th APRIL 2017

Released on CD and Digital Download

ON TOUR IN THE UK FROM MARCH 2017

 

Rainbreakers are:

Ben Edwards – Vocals and Rhythm Guitar
Charlie Richards – Lead Guitar
Peter Adams – Bass
Sam Edwards – Drums

 

 

 

 RAINBREAKERS

2017 UK TOUR DATES

BOOK TICKETS: www.therainbreakers.com/tour

 

                                                                   

2017 UK TOUR DATES

The Live Rooms, Chester

Wednesday 8 March 2017

Special Guest to Stevie Nimmo Trio
Book Online: www.seetickets.com 

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 1 Station Road, Chester, CH1 3DR

www.theliverooms.com

The Robin 2, Bilston

Wednesday 5 April 2017

Special Guest to Danny Bryant
Book Online: www.therobin.co.uk

Box Office: 01902 401 211

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20-28 Mount Pleasant, Bilston, Wolverhampton, WV14 7LJ

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Bowness Bay Blues 2017, Bowness Bay
Saturday 8 April 2017
Book Online:  www.breweryarts.co.uk, https://trybooking.co.uk

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Architectural Design Ltd, One Queens Yard, LA23 1AN

www.bownessbayblues.co.uk

 

The Live Rooms, Chester

Sunday 9 April 2017

EP Launch Party
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 1 Station Road, Chester CH1 3DR

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The 100 Club, London

Tuesday 25 April 2017

Special Guest to Bourbon Street Revival

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100 Oxford Street, London W1D 1LL
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The Old Courts, Wigan
Thursday 27 April 2017
Box Office: 01942 410499

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The Old Courts, Gerrard Winstanley House,
Crawford Street, Wigan, WN1 1NA

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The Musician, Leicester

Wednesday 3 May 2017

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42 Crafton Street West, Leicester LE1 2DE

www.themusicianpub.co.uk

 

The Clwyd Room, Mold

Friday 5 May 2017

Book online: www.theatrclwyd.com

Venue Box Office: 01223 511 511 
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Theatr Clwyd
, Mold, Flintshire, CH7 1YA

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Pavilion Theatre, Whitby
Sunday 7 May 2017

Book Online: www.whitbypavilion.co.uk

Box Office:  01947 458 899

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West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

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Staffs Fest, Stafford

Sunday 28 May 2017

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 Lower Drayton Farm, Penkridge, Stafford ST19 5RE

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2017 Summer Tour

The Jam House, Birmingham

Thursday 1 June 2017

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 The Jam House, 1 St Paul’s Square, Birmingham B3 1QU

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The Bullingdon, Oxford

Monday 12 June 2017

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 162 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1UE

www.thebullingdon.co.uk

The Tuesday Night Music Club, Surrey

Tuesday 13 June 2017

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The Hooley Village Club, St Margaret’s Road, Hooley Village, Surrey, CR5 3RB
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Broseley Festival, Broseley

Sunday 18 June 2017

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Broseley, Shropshire, UK

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Linton Festival, Linton

Saturday 8 July 2017

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 Linton, Ross-on-Wye HR9 7RY

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Old Bush Blues Festival, Worcester

Friday 18 August 2017

Book Online: www.oldbushblues.co.uk 

 The Old Bush, Upton Road, Callow End,
Worcestershire, WR2 4TE

www.oldbushblues.co.uk

2017 Autumn Tour

Whitby Blues Festival, Whitby

Saturday 14 October 2017

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Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby YO21 3EN

www.whitbybluesfestival.co.uk

Clitheroe Blues Festival, Clitheroe

Sunday 15 October 2017

Book Online: www.solidentertainments.com 

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 The Grand, 18 York Street, Clitheroe BB7 2DL

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Ilfracombe Blues Festival, Clitheroe

Sunday 12 November 2017

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 Ilfracombe Holiday Park, Marlborough Rd,
Ilfracombe, EX34 8PF

 www.ilfracombebluesfestival.co.uk

 

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