After reforming in December 2012 to release a compilation album of their early material ‘Another Time, 1989 - 1994' The Rainkings, refreshed and motivated, decided to set about writing a bunch of new songs.
Stephen Holt (Inspiral Carpets), Dave Swift (ex- Inspiral Carpets) and John Rowland (ex- The Bodines) were joined on bass by Cathy Brooks (Dub Sex and Dumb) and Chris Hutchison on keyboards & guitar, and recorded 3 new songs in November 2013.
Nothing's Set in Stone, In From the Rain and By My Side were recorded at Big Mushroom studios with Jim Spencer, engineer, who has previously worked with The Charlatans and Inspiral Carpets amongst many others.
The band, now minus Hutchison who had moved to China, got together to record 2 new songs at SSR in Manchester with Paul Williams (Wimmy) in 2015.
Low Hit and Getting Nowhere coupled with the 3 tracks recorded in 2013 formed the bands latest release, the 'Fiveways EP'. Fiveways was released on the 27th April 2015 on their own Hear Here Records label.
With the permanent addition of Wimmy on keys the band recorded 2 more tracks at SSR, Good Times and Searcher. Good Times was released in 2017 to raise funds in aid of the British Tinnitus Association.
Searcher is due for release on the 18th February 2018 and will be the bands final recording.
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