Rongorongo – Black Rain (Track Premiere)

Merseyside six-piece Rongorongo give us a first listen of their atmospheric new single Black Rain

Feature by Music Team | 22 Nov 2017
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Merseyside six-piece Rongorongo have been bubbling away in recent times – after receiving a GIT Award nomination in 2016, the band recently played the closing party for this year's Liverpool Music Week, and now they're back with a new single. Pulling on a range of influences, from the post-punk of Protomartyr and Preoccupations to the likes of Kate Bush and Karen Carpenter, Black Rain is a moody slice of dreamy and atmospheric guitar-pop.

The new single is out on 24 Nov via War Room Records, and we're thrilled to offer you a chance to take a first listen to the track in the player below, or via SoundCloud here. Introducing the track, Rongorongo’s Mick Chrysalid says: "Sometimes it seems like the inner world is wearing thin, the outer world is caving in. This feeling is probably enhanced by our growing reliance on tech, and new and emerging modes of communication added with crisis after crisis in capitalism. It can take a heavy hit on the personal.

"We are probably acclimatizing to the "now" but it does have its cost. Troll bots, algorithms, perpetuated confusion. Everyone's fair game in the data age. The internet is great but it is a toddler that is still learning to walk. Its potential hijacking is a worry for all. 

"Black Rain is the psycho geographical micro climate that people live with on a day-to-day basis. The recognition that mental health is a major issue has to be one of the plus points of recent years but with the far right being emboldened across the planet we need to remain vocal and keep pushing for ideals that we know are possible. Black Rain, representing both the inner and outer worlds is only temporary. It's my way of saying that it wont last forever, the clouds will clear and we will eventually push back against austerity and all the horrors it brings."

Black Rain is out on 24 Nov via War Room Records; follow-up single Euclid is set for release on 10 Jan 2018