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 sundrenched ditties reminiscent of The Beach Boys and Fleetwood Mac, Rainy Day Women make bright savvy music of the pop variety.
Their forthcoming sophomore EP ‘Friends’ shows a more focussed 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 vibe 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 has kicked off in style, with spots at Southbound, Big Day Out and St Jerome’s Laneway festivals. Rainy Day Women will head out on their first national headline tour this March in support of the new release.
"Title track ‘Friends’... is a cute tune that has the right mix of vintage fuzz with sweet melody to be perfectly on-trend with the current West Coast sound. Someone send them to the States." David Payne, whothehell.net
"Our Laneway Festival winners for 2013 have come up with a first class pop song here." Richard Kingsmill, triple j
"An absolute gem of a pop song." Dom Alessio, triple j
"‘Friends’ is a smooth 60s inspired pop tune. Rainy Day Women seem to keep making music that’s heading straight for summer playlists and begs to be pumped on beach days." Stef Italia, The Ripe