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Alter The Press! Presents: Echo Rain

With shows alongside Paige, Jody Has A Hitlist and MiMi Soya amongst others, Brighton's Echo Rain are slowly building a good CV.

Formed in May 2010, Echo Rain's sound is similar to the likes of Taking Back Sunday and Biffy Clyro. As 'Hold On' shows, they're upbeat but still have a tight, favorable rock sound that has plenty of potential.

'Hold On' by Echo Rain

For Fans Of: Taking Back Sunday, The Used, and Biffy Clyro

Alter The Press: Why should Alter The Press! readers check you out?
Echo Rain: We are a band who put a lot into our live shows, energy is always the focus. With quite a lot of live experience we are hoping to bring our music across the UK, so if you are a fan of good live music check us out coming soon to a city near you. Our music is a blend of pop songs and metal riffs, compromising somewhere in between with driving beats. Besides, we are all very good dancers.

ATP: What's the story behind the band?
ER: Ollie and I (Chris) moved down to Brighton in September 2009, writing music together and jamming in different projects. The Easter hols of 2010 saw us writing a lot heavier stuff, and with this in mind we met our drummer James at uni. With a mix of different influences we were writing pretty interesting music, so we made it our aim to find a bass player who could sing. Aaron, who was in our class at university said he was up for filling the role, adding another dimension to the songwriting. With our first gig in the Summer we started playing regularly, building a rep around Brighton. We did a 2 track demo in Brighton's Metway Studio and got more and more gigs around the South, playing a lot of shows for Oxjam and Sussex Uni.

ATP: Single highlight as a band so far?
ER: I think all of the shows we have played over the last few months have been really good fun, but playing Brighton's Coalition alongside bigger names such as Mimi Soya, Jody Has A Hitlst, Casiokid and Day Of The Sirens to name a few was pretty special. We have done a few shows now working with NME Presents which has been quite a step up from our usual shows. It's quite overwhelming being on these kind of lineups when you haven't been a band that long, but it's cool to think you are impressing people with a good performance that seemed to come from nowhere.

ATP: What are your plans for the 12 months?
ER: We have literally just finished recording three new tracks with Graeme Atkinson in Sheffield's Vault Studios, so with that under our belt we are hoping to make 2011 about getting more and more people into our music. Hopefully we will do a few mini tours of the country, with plans of saving up for a van. We may also head back into the studio later in the year.

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