Cain Rising | Rear View Mirror - EP

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Rear View Mirror - EP

by Cain Rising

Americana - with a bit of the Celt..and a touch of Anglo Saxon...
Genre: Rock: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Rear View Mirror
3:07 $1.29
2. Glasgow City Spires
4:48 $1.29
3. Soldier
4:57 $1.29
4. Walk My Way
4:33 $1.29
5. Social Man
4:35 $1.29
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Following on from their critically acclaimed debut album CAIN RISING have been back in the studio and are proud to release this 5 track EP.

Where the debut album displayed the breadth of their influences, from East Coast rock to the raw folk, the 5 tracks on Rear View Mirror shows a band whose confidence is growing and who are not afraid to let their music grow with it.

Since we last heard from Cain Rising there have been some personnel changes. The core of Jo, Jez and Jimmy remains. Incoming guitarist Ian Hopper - edgy and creative; Matt Crawford on Hammond and Piano gives the band a touch of soul and Mick Ivory’s drumming is its beating heart.

The title track of the EP, Rear View Mirror, is a real “hit the road” song that drives along from the opening chords to mariachi outro with a real summer feel. This is the first time the band have experimented with a brass section courtesy of Rebecca Gibson Swift and Pablo Mendelssohn.

Glasgow City Spires has the band rocking out behind lyrics reflecting the alienation that can hit you when returning to your home city. Listen out for an awesome solo from Ian.

Soldier takes the tempo back a touch with a real retro feel. A touch of Andy Fairweather-Low, a touch of The Hollies. Ian dusted off his Gretsch for the evocative solo.

Walk My Way - Rock meets Swing - again with horns from Rebecca Gibson Swift and Pablo Mendelssohn.

Finally, Social Man. A tense, raw, stripped back Country song - once more showing the band’s versatility and confidence.

If you've enjoyed the Rear View Mirror EP then check out our debut album - imaginatively titled - Cain Rising.

The drawing behind the cover art for the Rear View Mirror EP and for the singles is by Julian O’Dell. Julian’s artwork has long been a favourite of the band’s. His work can be found on his website . All proceeds from his sales go to the Action Against Cancer charity.

Southside Jimmy was brought up in the southside of Glasgow and moved to London in the 80s. He has collaborated with Joel Bogen (Toyah) and has worked with his friend Mike Oldfield, singing lead vocals on Mike’s Islands album and toured Europe promoting the album with Mike and Bonnie Tyler, who was also featured.

"Very accomplished" Fairwood Music International (Publishers of David Bowie and J. J. Cale)

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