Go figure that the family that prays together is also the one that plays together. Brothers William, Ollie, and Timothy Walter make up The Family Rain, who cut their teeth as kids listening to their dad’s vinyl collection. “I remember listening to the Rolling Stones and thinking that they sounded like these huge Hell’s Angels,” William says in his video monologue for Burberry’s collaborative project with, Noisey titled Sound + Rhythm, which spotlights the new faces of Britain’s immortal rock scene. “When I saw them for the first time I was like, Jesus Christ they’re skinny white boys. There’s still hope.”
As you’d expect, they’ve had some time to get comfortable with their frames. The brothers started playing together at the age of 14, honing their craft at pubs by playing covers. “We had to go to school the next day,” he says, “and we didn’t even tell any of the kids at school we had a band because we thought it was a really bad thing to be doing. Strange behavior for 15 year old kids.” They’ve gotten better to the point where their sound check is the bare minimum: a quick run through to make sure everything’s plugged in and working right, and then it’s to the show. “It’s just a game of experience,” he says. “I think we’re getting quite good at it.” The rest of the world will have their say when their debut album comes out early next year. Check out The Family Rain’s Sound + Rhythm video below, and hear a bunch of other rock stars’ stories here.