Channelling summer with a partiality to the sunny West Coast, these four fellows could not be further from their moniker. With a knack for melody and sun-drenched ditties reminiscent of The Beach Boys and Fleetwood Mac, Rainy Day Women make bright, savvy music of the pop varietal.
The Fremantle four-piece have been keeping busy, invited to perform at the likes of St Kilda Festival, FUSE and Groovin the Moo in 2012 – as well as supports for San Cisco, Loon Lake, The Rubens and Ball Park Music.
Nominated for a ‘2012 Breakthrough Act’ and ‘Most Promising New Act’ at the prestigious 2012 WAMi Awards, the band went on to win the ‘WAM Song of the Year 2012’ with the track “Sleigh Bed”.
Their forthcoming sophomore EP, titled ‘Friends’, shows a more focused Rainy Day Women. Whilst still possessing their trademark classic pop hooks and slacker indie vibe, the six-tracker is more honest and speaks with a more assertive, grown up voice than their debut.
Recorded with producer Andy Lawson (Eskimo Joe, The Chemist) and mastered by Brian Lucey (The Black Keys, The Shins), ‘Friends’ is a step up and two jumps forward for these purveyors of indie pop.
The outfit’s 2013 kicked off in style, with the group set to follow a festival spot at Southbound Festival with a show at the coveted Big Day Out (Perth) and St Jerome’s Laneway Festivals (Perth). Don’t miss out on making friends with Rainy Day Women as they visit a venue near you this March.
‘FRIENDS’ OUT FEBRUARY 21ST THROUGH INDEPENDENT/FIRESTARTER
RAINY DAY WOMEN — ‘FRIENDS’ EP LAUNCH TOUR
Sat, Feb 9
St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, PERTH
w/ Bat for Lashes, Alt J + more
Fri, March 8
Amplifier Bar, PERTH
w/ Bastian’s Happy Flight + Special Guests
Thurs, March 14
Black Bear Lodge, BRISBANE
w/ Oceanics + Ben Fahey
Fri, March 15
FBI Social, SYDNEY
Hot Spoke + Special Guests
Sat, March 16
The Workers Club, MELBOURNE
w/ Split Seconds + The Red Lights + Hudson