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After reforming in December 2012 to produce and promote their compilation album 'Another Time, 1989 - 1994',
The Rainkings, refreshed and motivated, decided to stay together and 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 (ex- 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 amongst many others.
Due to Stephen being busy with Inspiral Carpets in 2014 they took a year out but in February 2015 the band, now minus Hutchison who has moved to China, got together again to record 2 more songs at SSR in Manchester with Paul Williams, Wimmy.
These are Low Hit and Getting Nowhere. Put together with the 3 tracks recorded in 2013 and also mixed by Spencer, they form our latest release, the 'Fiveways EP'. Fiveways was released on the 27th April 2015 on our own Hear Here Records label.
With the addition of Kev Clarke on drums, temporarily relacing John Rowland, the Rainkings will be writing some new material and playing gigs in 2016.
Another Time - 1989-1994 [Album]