How’s this for dedication: The Rails – the superbly talented folk band founded by Kami Thompson and James Walbourne – are pulling out all stops to celebrate Record Store Day like no one else.
Kami – the youngest daughter of the legendary Richard and Linda Thompson – and James – the go to guitarist for the Pogues, Pretenders and Ray Davies – release their debut album ‘Fair Warning’ May 5th on Island Records legendary Pink Label home to Fairport Convention, John Martyn and Nick Drake. The album was produced by Edwyn Collins.
Taking inspiration from Phil Collins’ record-breaking 1985 Live Aid appearances at Wembley Stadium, London; and JFK Stadium, Philadelphia; The Rails will play Rough Trade East at 9:30 am this Saturday April 19th before heading to Heathrow and boarding a 747 bound for NYC where they will perform at Rough Trade in the evening. Sadly Concorde is no longer an option.
Where Phil Collins travelled in the lap of luxury, our intrepid heroes will forgo the champagne and caviar for some homemade sandwiches made by Kami’s mum, Linda Thompson.
Here they are performing Bonnie Portmore which was our Song of the Day back in February.
‘Fair Warning’ and their second single ‘Breakneck Speed’ are released May 5th on Island Records
Visit their website for the latest tour dates: www.therailsofficial.com