EP Review: The Main Grains – “The Rain Is Over Now”
Following on from their Don’t Believe Everything You Think mini-album last year, this EP is intended as a bridge between their debut release and The Main Grains’ first full album due out next year.
It’s definitely the sign of a band evolving. While their debut pretty much marked a straight progression from Danny McCormack’s previous time with the Yo-Yo’s, The Rain Is Over Now has a bit of an added urgency to it and actually brings back good memories of The Dictators’ excellent DFFD album from a few years back as well as the expected Ramones influences. What Are We Gonna Do Now? and Sock It To Me Baby are similarly high quality and it serves as a promising taster for the upcoming album.
Definitely a promising first salvo from the upcoming album, "The Rain Is Over Now" shows that a bit of progression is afoot in the Main Grains camp and the new-found urgency definitely suits this band well. Recommended.