London avant pop duo Rainer (Rebekah Raa and producer Casually Here) stream their excellent ‘Hope / Satin / Glass / Dreams’ EP in full (out 25th Nov on Kissability ) and announce show @ Sebright Arms (28th Nov).
Happiness. Melancholy. Neediness. Insanity…a love affair with your headphones waiting to happen.
She reveals: “Glass and Dreams on the EP started life when I was coming out of an 11 year relationship and getting into a new one with one of his best friends. It was the most difficult time of my life. I was drinking a lot and not taking care of myself.”
“Satin is about telling your boy to come home from that party he shouldn’t be at because you’re pretty much naked and waiting for him” driven by the most throbbing clubland pulse courtesy of producer band mate Casually Here, real name Nic Nell. “We met a few years back through mutual friends,” says Nell, who’s also worked with the likes of Alessi’s Ark and is one half of Young Colossus with theMaccabees’ Orlando Weeks.
“When her old band Stricken City decided to call it a day Rebekah had started working on some songs for herself. Initially I asked Rebekah to sing on a track of mine and working together slowly evolved into a shared project, with us writing and making the whole thing together. Now it’s totally me and her, a shared sonic vision.”
“Hope…That’s a song about finding happiness in the someone you least expect,” says Raa. There’s plenty of happiness to be found on this debut EP: melancholy, neediness and insanity too. And like sex, it’s an exhilarating release, so don’t abstain.
28th November at Sebright Arms, London with support from Peter Lyons
Tickets available at Billetto (free download of Satin with every ticket purchase) and We Got Tickets / Paint it Black event profile.
Photos by Phil Sharp + Kat Green and Albertine Tucknot