Style switch band launch­ing new EP

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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


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