Gig Review... The Family Rain @ Heaven, London, 25th November 2013

If we're talking about bands who have given their everything in 2013 and have supported the likes of Jake Bugg, Miles Kane and so many more – The Family Rain are your guys. With the announcement that their debut album is due out early next year, this headline tour was going to be pretty special. That it was.
Supports came from IC1s, a band who have a ridiculous amount of power behind their music and a strong backing from the likes of Alan McGee, and Honours who were a last minute replacement for Catfish and the Bottlemen but still managed to pull off a decent 30 minute set.  

Obviously, everyone in the venue had come to see one band destroy the stage and showcase just why they are one of the hottest live acts around right now. It's guitar music at it's best and the connection between the crowds and all three brothers right from the start was something I have rarely seen. Constant banter between band members and die-hard fans made this a relaxed situation with an effortless amount of energy coming from both sides of the barrier.

It was apparent that a blood connection between all three members makes for a great live performance when the sound is one of the strongest around at the moment and creates an overwhelming sense that music really is a powerful voice. From hits like Trust Me...I'm A Genius to Feel Better (Frank), it was a night of united forces showing support, ambition and helping to make the band's dreams come true. If the audience was to take anything from the gig, it's that The Family Rain are most certainly on their way up to something incredible and nothing said that more than the material they played from their new album – it's going to get people talking.

It struck many people throughout the set that we were witnessing something special, the birth of a new stage for the band in their careers. People worship them like I have never seen before with a band on their level. We have the next big British band on our hands.

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