Today Tāmaki Makaurau based Blues-Rock band Mini Simmons release their official video for When It Rains (It Pours).
The song, a single off their debut album released in July, is a cautionary tale. Guitarist Brad Craig (Flamingo Pier, Two Cartoons) wrote the song using the desert “as a crude metaphor for loneliness, with rain being the lust or love I was longing for while I was writing the song.” This song can easily describe any moment when one might feel blown off course by the various intensities of life.
The video was filmed at Muriwai beach in Auckland by Christian Tjandrawinata (Wyre studio).
When It Rains (It Pours) was produced, mixed, and engineered by Edward Castelow, and mastered by Oliver Harmer.
Mini Simmons captures the stomping swing of wild ’70s with their music, taking its raw rustic sound and funnelling it into a more melodic concoction with a bit of fresh energy.
This coming Saturday, 30th November, Mini Simmons are visiting the Tuning Fork in Auckland to play with support from Smokestack Slim (event info here).
Tickets are $18 from Ticketmaster (plus booking fee). There will be limited $20 door sales. This show is all ages.
Mini Simmons is a must-see, described by Classic Rock Magazine as “... a sun-kissed bath of gorgeous harmonies, raffish outfits, and 70's hippie sensibilities”.