Nice Biscuit Premiere New Single/Video “Rain”

Nice Biscuit Premiere New Single/Video "Rain"

Brisbane garage pop/psych band Nice Biscuit have premiered their enigmatic psych groove single “Rain“, and its accompanying video.

The song is out now through Greenway Records (US) and Bad Vibrations/Fuzz Club (UK). It marks the band’s first original release since their 2021 double EPs, ‘Create Simulate’ and ‘Passing Over’, and follows last year’s blissed-out cover of Donna Summer’s ‘I Feel Love’. Buy it here.

Written in the wake of devastating bushfires and floods that have defined the current decade, the track captures the stark reality of climate uncertainty. A slick fusion of psych and garage, ‘Rain’ blends driving rhythms with the crunchy guitars, giving the song its dynamic structure.

Speaking about it, they say:

“We started writing ‘Rain’ at the end of 2019/20 as the devastating bushfires burnt throughout Australia, when communities were displaced, natural environments were destroyed and the prevailing drought seemed to have no hope of ending. We began to work on ‘Rain’ again after a catastrophic flooding event occurred in Meanjin (Brisbane) in 2022, after weeks of constant rain. Once again, we were trapped in this feeling of helplessness. The song then became a reflection of the impacts of climate change and the unsettling psychological impact, where you are at first wishing for rain and then begging for it to stop. We changed the lyrics to reflect this, alternating between “stop the rain” and “please don’t stop the rain”. We live in a system where action to mitigate climate change is ignored – so in this song we imagined a rainbow ‘cracking through the concrete’ to break free from the shackles of the system to bring change and.. the rain. It’s a positive take on a situation that can make us feel powerless – to encourage us to keep going and to not lose hope when everything is uncertain.”

The video clip, directed by Josh Tate and features Nice Biscuit as scientists. Frustrated in their search for answers, the film clip follows the band from science lab to out in the field as they frantically look for Rain.

Watch it below.

Nice Biscuit “Rain”
Nice Biscuit Upcoming Live Shows:

11th of July – Waywards, Eora/Sydney W/ Hot Apple Band
12th of July – Bergy Seltzer, Naarm/Melbourne
13th of July – Art Late: Art Gallery of Ballarat, Wadawurrung/Ballarat
20th of July – The Outpost, Meanjin/Brisbane

Photo by Savannah van der Niet