After former drummer Daniel Yarranton (2012-‘14) parted ways with Kat Waswo and Lora Thompson, Sam Holdom joined the line-up in 2016, along with Dan Reese on bass for live performances.
‘Rain Or Shine’ hooks you in with the opening riff of Slave To The Grind and the only time you’ll want to hit the skip button will be to go back to the start of the song once you get to the end.
The hooks continue throughout the EP, with the rhythm section of Holdom and Waswo on bass packing a punch to jump around to.
Produced by Ben King and Paul Lawrence the tracks are crisp and full yet balanced, lending space for each part to have their own time to shine. Psychedelic swirls of guitar, played by Thompson lift the track’s atmosphere to a new level, and complement that rhythmic punch perfectly, along with the additional saxophone hooks played by Aaron Searle.
Sinn chimes in with a catchy gang vocal that will make listeners jump at the opportunity to sing along, followed by Dear Moon, which brings the mood of the EP down with its creeping feel, and showcases haunting, draggier vocals by Waswo and Thompson.
The development of the Cheshire Grimm sound is evident from their first, self-titled, EP to ‘Rain Or Shine,’ and they will definitely be a band to watch as they continue to find their stride.