Rain – ‘Abstract Vision’ (Venn Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Friday, 01 December 2017 04:40

Rain AV artworkGiving off an alternative pop indie vibe are Swindon's Rain, who have been championed by Radio 1 Rock Show's Daniel P Carter. Taking their cue from most of the Creation Records roster, Rain have released in ‘Abstract Vision’ the new shoegazing emo rulebook.

 

Rain are made up of Steel, Fisher, Poulton and James, who have created a beautiful yet melodic noise that invokes wistful melancholy, yet something fresh that give the listener hope for the state of music today.

 

Recorded and mixed by Lewis Johns at The Ranch Production House in Southampton and then mastered by Dan Coutant at Sun Room Audio, this EP is indeed something special – for, almost as soon as its five tracks were over, I found myself hitting repeat straight away.

 

From the jangly intro of 'Petrichor' to reverb feedback of the title track, this band have rejuvenated my love of woeful shoegazing. The songs here just take my breath away. Songs like 'Twist The Knife', 'Dreaming In Black And White' and 'Flowers Of Aurora' are the pure opposite of the big hair, parptastic keyboards that I love, and it is refreshing to hear a new band doing this kind of music - and so well.

 

‘Abstract Vision’ is out now. You can get your copy HERE.

 

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