The Railway Children
06th May 2017
The Railway Children:
Following on from last year’s reunion and series of live
dates in the U.K and U.S, The Railway Children return for
more in 2017.
Formed in Wigan in 1984, by vocalist, guitarist Gary
Newby, guitarist Brian Bateman, drummer Guy Keegan
and bassist Stephen Hull, the band found UK Indie chart
topping success early on with “A Gentle Sound”, their
debut album “Reunion Wilderness”, and second single
“Brighter” in 1987.
Their melodic, guitar fuelled melodies, fusing elements of
The Smiths, R.E.M and post-punk pop, soon found favour
with several major labels in London.
A move came in 1988, to Virgin Records, and the release
of their second album, “Recurrence”, saw tours further
afield in Europe, and the U.S. While the singles “In The
Meantime”, “Somewhere South” and “Over and Over” all
displayed a growing depth to Newby’s songwriting, a
national chart hit eluded them.
The break came in 1991, when ”Every Beat of the Heart”,
from their third album “Native Place”, became a Top 20 hit
in the UK, and a No.1 hit on the newly founded Modern
Rock Tracks chart in the U.S.