“If This Was a Love Song,’ a number with so much harmony, melody and county pop appeal that if it had been written and performed by a Nashville act it would never be off US country and mainstream pop radio.”
Ross Muir – fabricationshq.com
16 awards in 5 years, a critically acclaimed new album and the only act to be involved in all the mega-successful Country2Country festivals, Glasgow-based, Raintown deliver a startling take on UK contemporary country that is both firmly-rooted and unashamedly forward-thinking. Their intensely charismatic live performances are imbued with a spirit and energy that that make their sound accessible to all music lovers.
“Country music in the UK has come of age in the last year and Raintown are front-and-centre in that surge. The new album is simply superb.”
John Collins – Presenter, Bauer City Network 2
Over the last 2 years, their live reputation continued to grow with performances that included, a successful UK tour, Country2Country at London’s O2 Arena, Party at the Palace Music Festival, Belladrum Music Festival, supporting Deacon Blue at Montrose Music Festival, Runrig at the iconic Shepherd’s Bush Empire and American, Josh Kelley in Glasgow.
“Go and see one of their dynamic live performances and get on the Raintown bandwagon because the best is yet to come”
Country Music People
Their sophomore release, ‘WRITING ON THE WALL’ continues their impressive development. It contains a polished mix of bright, up-tempo guitar-led Americana, Country pop-rock all arranged around superb harmonies and the duo’s trade mark back and forth vocals. It has gained praise from fans and critics alike including five star review’s from both ‘Country Music People’ – who said, “every single track has something remarkable about it” – and Maverick Magazine which commented, “the record is truly excellent.”
“It is very,very good.”
Bob Harris – Radio2
Married couple, Paul Bain and Claire McArthur-Bain, are more than just a love story; they fuse their passion for Country Music with their eclectic musical influences and continue the tradition of exciting new music to emerge from Glasgow. Their electrifying live performances and sensational new music have elevated this impressive duo to new heights and cemented their place as one of the UK’s leading ‘new breed’ of Country acts.
“Everyone’s talking about Raintown.”
Baylen Leonard – BBC Radio 2 Country / Amazing Radio