The Rainband – Rise Again

Impact Date: OUT NOW

Rise Again is the new single from The Rainband and is released in tribute to MotoGP legend Marco Simoncelli on 17 June with profits going to the charitable foundation named in his memory.

With a live tribute to Simoncelli already in mind for their June gig in front of 60,000 race fans at Silverstone, The Rainband were approached by the newly formed Marco Simoncelli Foundation and agreed to write a song to help raise funds to build disabled care homes across the world, a cause close to the racing hero’s heart.

The Rainband were booked to play at Silverstone after event organisers got in touch following the band’s sell out hometown show at Manchester’s HMV Ritz at the end of last year.

Martin Finnigan, lead singer of The Rainband, said

“Being invited to open the British and Italian MotoGPs is a big honour for us. When we met Marco’s dad Paolo he talked about his vision for the Foundation. I agreed straight away to donate everything from the single to the work of the Foundation. It’s a great cause, in the name of a great man and I am proud we are involved. MotoGP champion and friend of Simoncelli, James Toseland plays keyboard on the single, another huge honour. It’s also wonderful that so many sport and music personalities have agreed to get behind the track including; Lewis Hamilton, Mark Webber, Jensen Button, Bradley Button, Guy Garvey, Elbow, Johnny Marr, Mike Joyce, Ocean Colour Scene, James, Kaiser Chiefs, Simple Minds…”

Bibelots – The Revolution Will Be Digitised

Impact date: 11th June 2012

“Swaggering but never cocky, Bibelots mix electronic pulses with big choruses, coming off

like an early incarnation of Kasabian with added attitude. “                          Clash Magazine

In 2010, East London’s Bibelots won an opening slot at the prestigious Snow bombing festival in Austria, and were quickly spotted by John McClure of Reverend and the Makers. By the summer of that year the lads had started their own club night at Buffalo Bar, Islington and were starting to really make a name for themselves, along with support slots for such heavyweights as Detroit Social Club, Chapman Family, The Rifles, Starsailor , Dinosaur Pileup and Ocean Colour Scene, Miles Kane and Kasabian.

Already crowned HMV Next Big Thing for 2012, ‘The Revolution Will Be Digitised’ is receiving support from Geoff Lloyd at Absolute Radio, Amazing Radio & BBC Introducing and the band recently performed the track live on ESPN’s Talk of the Terrace.

Check out the video for “The Revolution will be Digitised”;