Rainy Day Women
23 October 2013
Phillip Shirts, Melbourne
Ain't It Time
Rainy Day Women came to Phillip Shirts (a shirt factory) in Melbourne city armed with two guitars, a tambourine, their killer voices and a of course, a kazoo.
Surrounded by boxes and materials, 3/5 members of the band belted out a cracking version of their sun-kissed poppy delight, ‘Ain’t It Time’. This tune was picked up instantly by triple j and added to high rotation fairly soon after – it’s currently being added to summer jam playlists across the Southern Hemisphere.
Hailing from the west coast of Australia, this year has been a big one for Rainy Day Women – playing some of the country’s biggest music festivals including Southbound Festival, Big Day Out and Laneway Festival. The band have also supported some renowned Australian acts – including our personal favourites Big Scary. What we can liken them to most are what we’ve more recently heard come out of California (queue Smallpools, Grouplove, Young the Giant). Their fun pop music combined with lyrical tales of familiar heartache and relationships is a refreshing result.
Amongst loads of airplay, touring and hitting up major festivals, Rainy Day Women received three nominations for the WAMi Awards, including Pop Act of the Year, 2013 Breakthrough Act and Single of the Year. Previously their debut single ‘Sleigh Bell’ took out the grand prize for WAM Song Of The Year.
So while Rainy Day Women hit the studio again and record their debut album (due next year), we’ve got this dreamy acoustic version of ‘Ain’t It Time‘ to keep us busy.
Words by Charlotte Abroms.