Newcomer on the british scene, here’s RAINES formally known as Mike Nelson with a sound that will undoubtedly recall the likes of Aquilo whom we covered last year. The guy is from Liverpool, in north west England. He holds a rare voice that will turn a few heads has he belts out his debut track “Ghosts” in the next month or so : It’s a truly wonderful piece of piano driven music, delicate at first, then builds up to finish in the most grandiose way. That voice though ! Listen throughout and appreciate the work !
Hi, I’m Ben (or Sodwee if you prefer), the owner of this veteran music blog. I was born in 1985 and raised in Paris, France. It's still my hometown by the way. I’m bilingual in English and French. I'm always on the hunt for that new sound. I have amassed a substantial amount of music over the years. My library reflects my eclecticism. I've traveled and lived abroad a fair bit and an avid consumer of culture, from movies, to live concerts.