Sunday, December 11, 2011

RAINTOWN - Hope In Troubled Times

Staying with the homegrown acts, I was very impressed with an album from RAINTOWN, They are Glasgow based duo Paul Bain & Claire McArthur, but have a definate modern Nashville approach to their music.
Indeed they have been called “The UK’s Lady Antebellum”, and were given rave reviews from former 3C, now Voice Of Country host Pat Geary, after they appeared at the CMA Global Artist Party in Nashville.
“Hope In Troubled Times” is their debut album, which is an all original affair. All the songs have been written by the couple and Greg Friel.
They have already achieved quite a bit of success with two radio singles “Picture Of Us” and “Just One Kiss”
“What Matters Most”, “Light The Fuse Up” and “Loves Got A Hold On You” are particularly catchy upbeat radio friendly songs .
“The Road Never Ends” sounds quite loud, but has a good beat, and I liked it at lot.
I also liked the title track.
They also feature a couple of well crafted ballads, including the very strong “Falling Backwards” “I Wont Dance Alone”and “The Last Song”.
It’s not too often Scots can show their stuff in Music City.
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