Rejuvenated Paisley Underground legends RAIN PARADE are back with a new single and video ahead of their UK dates.

'Surprise Surprise' features on the L.A. bands new four-track EP Last Stop On The Underground, which follows their acclaimed comeback album Last Rays Of A Dying Sun, which came out last year.

Formed in 1981, Rain Parade were pioneers of the new wave psychedelic scene which sprouted on the US West Coast in the mid-80s, also featuring the likes of The Dream Syndicate, The Long Ryders, Bangles and Green On Red.

On arrival in the UK, their underground sounds would influence such bands as Ride, The Charlatans, The Stone Roses, Teenage Fanclub and My Bloody Valentine.

Still fronted by guitarist Matt Piucci and Steven Roback (whose guitarist brother David left after their first album, eventually forming Mazzy Star), the band also features features long-time guitarist John Thoman, guitarist Derek See and drummer/percussionist Stephan Junca.

Set for release through Label 51 on 24 May, Last Stop On The Underground is available to pre-order digitally here and physically here.

Catch Rain Parade live at...

06.06.24  OSLO (NO) Blå tickets
07.06.24  STOCKHOLM (SE) Kafé Himlavalvet tickets
08.06.24  MALMO (SE) Medley tickets
09.06.24  COPENHAGEN (DK) Loppen tickets
11.06.24  HAMBURG (DE) Nochtspeicher tickets
12.06.24  AMSTERDAM (NL) Paradiso Zonnehuis tickets
13.06.24  ANTWERP (BE) Djingel Djangel tickets
14.06.24  BRISTOL Strange Brew tickets
15.06.24  LEEDS Brudenell Social Club tickets
16.06.24  MANCHESTER Night & Day tickets
18.06.24  NOTTINGHAM Old Cold Store tickets
19.06.24  LONDON 229 tickets
21.06.24  VITORIA-GASTEIZ (ES) Azkena Festival tickets


Pic by Billy Douglas

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