This is a four-track precursor to Warmrain’s debut album, Back Above The Clouds, scheduled for June release and, if it’s anything as good as this EP, I’m definitely interested in hearing it. This is an EP likely to appeal to anyone who enjoys the kind of music performed by John Mitchell and Steven Wilson and other similar artists, indeed anyone whose taste runs to rock with a prog infusion, with strong melody lines and some top class playing from the band.
The EP begins with the title track, their original take on the Eurythmics classic 1983 hit, ‘Here Comes The Rain Again’, and if you know the original, you’ll be hard pressed to recognise this version. Played with feeling and a little intensity, this is a slow but powerful and very atmospheric take on the song, with the poignancy of the lyrics maintained. The three other tracks, ‘Shadowline Paradigm’, ‘Keep Going’ and ‘Clock Watching pts 1-2-3’ are all original compositions, with ‘Shadowline‘ being an exceptionally good piece of music, and while it isn’t always easy to make out what’s being sung, this in no way detracts from the overall quality of the EP, because all the way through, the vibe they create is very strong. If this is a taster for the full album, we have a treat awaiting.
Here Comes The Rain Again will be out via Rain Recordings on 17th May 2019.