Fremantle four-piece Rainy Day Women are all about classic pop tunes. They have a knack for melody and a partiality to the sunny West Coast. The result is an eclectic bunch of sun-drenched ditties reminiscent of The Beach Boys, Fleetwood Mac and The Beatles.
Kicking off 2012 with the release of their debut EP, lead single and title track Sleigh Bed hit the airwaves in March and became the 8th most added track to Australian radio in the week of its release. Sleigh Bed enjoyed a lengthy run on rotation at triple j, and recently picked up the coveted WAM Song of the Year Award in both the Pop Category and as the 2012 Grand Prize winner.
This year has also seen Rainy Day Women play St Kilda Festival, as well as Groovin’ the Moo and the 2012 WAMi Festival, where they picked up nominations for “2012 Breakthrough Act” and “Most Promising New Act”. Adding to the growing list of accolades, the band was listed in Radar Music’s “10 Perth Artists You Need to Check Out”, which included the likes of Pond, San Cisco and Emperors.
Recently triple j Unearthed Feature Artist, Rainy Day Women have been busy of late, with supports for San Cisco, Loon Lake, The Rubens and upcoming supports for Ball Park Music all being opportunities to showcase their new wares.
New single Runaway is out now and is the first track off EP number two – titled Friends and set for release in March 2013.
5/5 – Nicole Cheek, triple j || 5/5 – Dan Buhagiar, triple j || 5/5 – Hannah Wickes, triple j
“Runaway is a breezy, summery tune with spot-on harmonies and irresistible beat.” – The Drum Media
“…infectious harmonies dip you in and around a melody that cruises along, instantly forcing you to forget stress. The result is a delightfully languid pop tune with a sunny vibe.” - theripe.tv