Rainn Byrns - Never Ending Story
Rainn Byrns - Never Ending Story

Crappy-go-lucky indie slacker Rainn Byrns sings about closure in relationships & the unease felt when things are left unresolved.

Rainn Byrns - Never Ending Story

– Release Date: 12th Oct –

“There’s a healthy charm of vulnerability to Rainn Byrns’ songwriting” So Young

“Sounding excellent” John Kennedy / Radio X

“Hook-laden vocal melodies shine a light upon Byrns’ humorous approach to the difficulties of everyday life” Hard of Hearing

Following on from recent singles Never Ending Story & Big, Texas born, Swindon bred South Londoner Rainn Byrns releases Tailspin – an indie lo-fi diamond bursting with melody that comes out alongside the artist’s debut album New In Town, from which all three singles are taken.

With its ‘straight out the box’ infectious intro riff & upbeat, happy feel, Tailspin hits the ground running, while in keeping with his own ‘crappy-go-lucky’ take on life & relationships, Rainn paints a more sombre picture singing about seeking closure in relationships & the unease felt when things are left open-ended & unresolved.

As with all of Rainn’s recorded music, Tailspin was recorded at his home studio in Peckham (known for its super-rich art scene) where he plays all the instruments himself using only analogue recording techniques.

Rainn spent the early part of his life moving around the world & has absorbed a wide range of musical influences, citing Jonathan Richman for his honesty in the songwriting, Japanese artist & producer Haroumi Hosono for his astounding versatility, Lou Reed & Brazilian music from 1920s to 1970s as all key points of inspiration.

As well as singing & playing all the instruments on his self-produced recordings, Rainn has taken time to put together a band of like-minded souls to take his music to a live audience. Having eventually persuaded school friend Tom to join him on drums, he then met guitarist Felix after an evening of bonding over guitar amp lust & a love for lo-fi music. Lastly Nicole offered to stand in on bass when they were offered a sold-out support for New Zealand legends The Beths. After learning the bass from scratch in just one week she decided to fully commit, & so the perfect live band was formed.

With his talent already recognised by The Line Of Best Fit, DIY, Dork, Hard of Hearing, So Young, Yuck, The Guardian + Radio X DJ John Kennedy & BBC 6Music’s Steve Lamacq, this ‘crappy-go-lucky’ character has an innate talent for writing from the heart with total honesty, even if it’s a bit ugly sometimes, catching a mood that can be full of sadness but equally hopeful.

As the third single taken from his debut album, Tailspin is further proof of Rainn’s songwriting prowess & shows off his natural ability to write, produce & perform the music he makes in its entirety.

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Rainn Byrns - photo credit Nicole Olivetti (@chaoticnoicole)