Words by Ceri Black
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Originally a duo formed in 2011, The Railway Social Club (TRSC) is an unsigned band from Birmingham. Now a four-piece act, their sound is influenced by artists such as Simon & Garfunkel and Ocean Colour Scene.
Self described as ‘harmonious voices set against African influenced grooves’, The Railway Social Club combine two-voice harmonies with guitar and piano to create their original compositions.
Regular performers in and around Birmingham, TRSC can often be seen at venues such as the Ort Cafe in Balsall Heath and the Hare and Hounds in Kings Heath.
Having featured on Tom Robinson’s BBC6 radio show, as well as recording a live session with BBC WM, The Railway Social Club has been rising in prominence and popularity – independently releasing their debut Sketches EP in 2014.
The Railway Social Club now mark the shift from a duo to a four-piece with the new How to Make Friends and Influence People EP – a record described as “…short but perfectly formed”, to be launched at The Sun at the Station on 26th June.
Joint headlining with The Railway Social Club, will be the six piece Birmingham based band, Dutch Cousin. Also unsigned, Dutch Cousin has been described as “electro pop dream” and “the future of Birmingham’s music scene” by BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio respectively.
Citing no direct influences, the group’s sound ranges across a broad spectrum of genres and eras by combining a variety of percussion, synth and vocal techniques.
June 2015 sees the release of Dutch Cousin‘s sophomore All The Things That You Hold Dear EP. Described as ‘deeply stirring,’ the record explores personal experiences of band members in an ethereal and often nostalgic style.
Friday 26th June sees The Railway Social Club and Dutch Cousin joint headline at The Sun at the Station in Kings Heath, with both bands launching new EPs at the event. Support comes from James Brough, alongside a DJ set from Sam Redmore.
For further gig details, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/461708117336750/
For more on The Railway Social Club, visit http://www.trscmusic.com/
For more on Dutch Cousin, visit https://soundcloud.com/dutch-cousin
For more on James Brough, visit http://www.jamesbrough.net/
For more on Sam Redmore, visit https://www.facebook.com/samredmoremusic
For more on The Sun at the Station, visit http://www.thesunatthestation.co.uk/