The English Rain is a Brisbane based band with some members based in Perth, co-founded by Steve Boom and Neil Steward. Steve and Neil played in various bands throughout the years both together and separately but continued collaborating during these times.
During 2019 they decided to finally record their forthcoming debut album Echoes of You and start the project with the first single My Town, which is released on all digital platforms on March 13, 2020. The English Rain has invited an eclectic group of musicians to join them for the album. Alister Bell ex-Speedstar features on vocals for the first single and is joined by Jason Millhouse from the Sean Sennett/Rob Hirst band who is playing multiple instruments as well as producing the album. Jason has just recently finished his role as mix engineer on the new Steve Kilbey, Kate Ceberano and Sean Sennett album.
The first single My Town is both a tribute to the city of Brisbane as well as to the memory of Grant McLennan of The Go-Betweens. Steve said “I was lucky enough to work with, and get to know Grant during my time at EMI, until his sad passing in 2006. I received a call the morning after, and instinctively picked up the guitar and started writing the song. As all good songs do, it wrote itself very quickly and I couldn’t be happier with the final result”
The English Rain play a variety of styles including guitar pop, rock, country and electronica. “The goal of any of the songs we do is to ensure there are hooks and melodies, as this is what we love listening to ourselves” said Steve.
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