Style switch band launching new EP
Perth alt-rock band Stop The Rain are celebrating their EP launch with a concert at The Gig Room on Friday.
The band is launching its four-track EP‘Sinking’, their first musical offering since members moved away from their initial blues oeuvre.
Lead vocals and guitarists Blair Davie and Sam Steele, keyboard player Ben Muir, bassist Sam Flood and drummer Kyle Fummey are playing at the Shore Road venue to mark the occasion.
Drummer Kyle said:“We started work on the EP last year, and recorded the first two tracks in December. We were writing the next two and performing them live at the start of 2017 and recorded them in April. The plan was to launch the EP before the summer but we never managed.
“It’s our second EP but it’s completely different to our first. The first one had a different line-up and a totally different style.
“We started off as almost a blues style band which was a bit niche. Sam Flood, our bassist, joined the band in January 2016 and Ben joined in October so we’re treating this as our first EP.”
‘Sinking’features four tracks:‘Your Head Is A Prison’,‘Cut The Cord’,‘Side Effect’and‘Sinking’.
The five-piece band has already played in some big name venues including King Tut’s and Glasgow’s O2 ABC, and starred at the Daytripper festival in Dunbar on Saturday.
Kyle added:“Daytripper was amazing. We met the guys from Fatherson who ended up watching our whole set. We couldn’t keep the grins off our faces when we were performing and they just came over to us at the end - it was incredible.”
Stop The Rain’s EP launch kicks off at 7pm on Friday.
Tickets cost £7.50 on the door. Perth act Stop the Rain