Following a sell out show at London’s The Lexington this week and a stellar performance at Cambridge Folk Festival, The Rails 

(Kami Thompson and James Walbourne) today release their stunning new track ‘Save The Planet’, taken from their acclaimed album ‘Cancel The Sun’ out 16th August on Thirty Tigers. The duo will also embark on a 9 date UK headline tour this October. 

With effortless harmonies and a sweet electric guitar riff, the beauty of ‘Save The Planet’ contrasts interestingly with the jarring and environmentally-inspired lyrics: “save the planet, kill yourself.” 

Written by the Rails and produced by Stephen Street, best known for his work with The Smiths and Blur, ‘Cancel The Sun’ marks a welcome return for these fine purveyors of 21st century folk and it’s the first new music since the 2017 release of their ‘Other People’ album.

The Rails will head out on a UK headline tour in October. Dates below:


Sun 20th MANCHESTER, Deaf Institute

Mon 21st GLASGOW, King Tuts

Tue 22nd  NEWCASTLE, Cluny

Wed 23rd LIVERPOOL, Phase One

Thur 24th HEBDEN BRIDGE, Trades

Fri 25th WINCHESTER, Railway

Sun 27th BIRMINGHAM, Hare And Hounds

Mon 28th BRISTOL, Louisiana

Tue 29th LONDON, Oslo

Kami Thompson is folk royalty, daughter of Linda and Richard Thompson and sister of Teddy. James is an extraordinary guitarist who worked with Son Volt, the Pogues and the Kinks before joining the Pretenders.

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