Single of The Week: “Right As Rain” by The Tapestry


Following their success as a support act for Pete Doherty, The View, The Strypes and The Courteeners, The Tapestry have been going from strength to strength, with the added bonus of Liam Gallagher shouting: “Fucking tune”, whilst watching them play live. With Liam Faherty on vocals/guitar, Katy Baker on bass/guitar, Dyna on guitars/vocals and Zara Finnegan on drums/vocals, The Tapestry have been hailed as one of the best bands to come out of Manchester in recent years.

Having recently played at their sell-out gigs in Manchester, The Tapestry are quickly gaining a reputation as a brilliant live band, gaining them a solid fan base in Manchester and further afield.  Currently working on their debut album with Jim Spencer, who has worked with Johnny Marr, New Order and The Charlatans, The Tapestry have been busy in the studio and their stand alone single “Right As Rain” was selected by Q Magazine as their “Track of the Week”. Well it’s not surprising really as “Right As Rain” is a corker and illustrates the sheer passion and musical dexterity of the band.

With its jangly, signature riff, “Right As Rain” preens with a joie de vivre against the Farfisa haze and industrial infused bass. It’s also a song which broods and comes at you from every street corner, creating a perplexing and celebratory motif. What’s ingenuous about “Right As Rain” is that it highlights The Tapestry’s skill at effortlessly binding an array of musical genres, from post-punk, garage to new wave, rock, to psychedelic funk, creating a refreshing and contemporary sound. Through its catchy chorus, “Right As Rain” pulsates with a post-punk-urban defiance that is reminiscent of The Arctic Monkeys and Franz Ferdinand – a sort of united front that chants amongst the illuminated, looping riffs and stomping beats. What’s great about “Right As Rain” is it proves The Tapestry’s skill at creating an abstract mood through its twisting, crashing and scraping riffs, that resonate against Faherty’s soaring vocals. A band definitely worth checking out, “Right As Rain” is gloriously anthemic and has been selected as The Manc Reviews Single of the Week.

“Right As Rain” is released on Monday 14th April 2014

You can catch The Tapestry at:

The Ruby Lounge on Friday 11th April 2014 (” Right As Rain” single launch)

Queen of Hoxton London on Saturday 12th April 2014