While most bands seem to take a while to really break into their stride, London four-piece RAMES emerged from their borough seemingly fully formed. Two early demos earned the attention and support of both BBC Introducing and Indie Central Management who quickly went on to sign the band.
Notable support slots and shows for the likes of SUCKER and Scruff of the Neck soon followed, as did a smattering of equally well-received singles, with their official debut single ‘Easy For You’ being credited as The Sunday Mirror’s Single of the Week. Their second and third singles ‘She’s Gold’ and ‘Won’t Be Long’ further showcased the band’s youthful and jangly sound while receiving further BBC airtime and plays on Amazing Radio as well as major Spotify playlist features.
Indeed, the band’s latest single ‘Eleanor Street’ looks to follow in much the same way. Three minutes of bright and breezy indie-pop, hinged on airy guitars, ‘Eleanor Street’ is the perfect accompaniment to those first tentative touches of spring we’re feeling.
Described by the band simply as being “about having a laugh with your mates and having a good time”, it’s timing couldn’t be better. As the UK seemingly begins to head towards a degree of normality, and pubs begin to open back again, you could do much worse than sticking on ‘Eleanor Street’ and having a few pints with mates in a beer garden.
Alan Li – Lead singer/guitar
Oli Zanetti – Lead guitar
Joseph Bedford – bass
Fin Dudley – drums