Neptune Rain – Bitter Pill – OUT FRIDAY – Live Stream on Friday Evening

GENRE – Alt Rock/Rap Metal/Nu Metal
FFO – Linkin Park/30 Seconds to Mars/BMTH/Papa RoachWatch the video for last single ‘We Breathe the Same’Fresh from their BBC Airwaves festival performance, Neptune Rain are delighted to announce their second single release of 2021.

Bitter Pill is a brutally honest track that pulls no punches in opening up about an ongoing battle with severe depression – one which has been exacerbated by the hopelessness and isolation felt throughout the pandemic.

Whilst Neptune Rain have offered up a consistent message of hope throughout their releases to date, lyrics such as ‘resistant to the medicine, I’m staring at the bottom’, and ‘I live on borrowed time’, particularly highlight how elusive hope can sometimes be. Despite this, the final line ‘the only way is up from here’ suggests a desire to continue fighting for better days.

Bitter Pill is released on July 30th, 2021, on all major digital stores and streaming platforms.

You can pre-save the track now on Spotify >>

The band have recently set up a new channel on streaming channel Twitch and will be launching their own fun game show ‘Neptune Games’ featuring guests from the world of music participating in fun games and an interview live every other Sunday. Check out the channel here >

The band cannot wait to get out on the road and bring their unique style to a stage near you. With shows booking up for later in the year they are gearing up to announce some tour dates in the coming weeks.


Formed in late 2019 and as heard on BBC Radio Gloucestershire, Cheltenham-based Neptune Rain spent 2020 putting together their debut EP and responding to lockdown the best way they know how – with entertaining online content including full socially-distanced band play-throughs from their respective homes, impressive vocal covers and their own internet chat show.

Following the release of their debut single ‘If That Was Love’ in July 2020, and it subsequently being picked up by BBC Radio Gloucestershire, Neptune Rain released the follow up – ‘All Pain No Gain’ – a song about finding hope in the darkest of times, which led to a further four nights on the BBC Radio Gloucestershire evening show with Maddie Simpson.

The band released their debut EP ‘Chaos & Light’ in November 2020, mixed and mastered by Christoph Wieczorek (Annisokay/Caskets). This release truly captured the band’s sound, which fuses raw emotion with authentic rapped and sung vocals, soaring synths and distorted guitars, whilst their captivating melodic hooks help to produce a stratospheric, modern rock sound.

With a clear dynamic of light and shade in their writing style, the darker influences on their sound are evident, but the end products are a unique culmination of pain and hope expressed in a style that is unmistakably contemporary and undeniably their own.

Their last release ‘We Breathe the Same’ amassed over 1000 streams in less than 24 hours and was supported by numerous radio stations all over the world. The track was a number one daily single on Banks Radio Australia, stayed on Voice FMs playlist for 5 weeks going up to the B list and is still being played on the likes of ERB Radio and HRH Radio.

Neptune Rain were hand picked to perform at BBC Gloucestershires ‘Airwaves’ festival over the May bank holiday, alongside the likes of Texas and Rag N Bone man. They were a popular choice with the station receiving many calls after the performance wanting to hear more.

With another single scheduled for release this year and a new EP to follow 2021 is already looking busy for Neptune Rain and they show no signs of slowing down.

It has been speculated that on our solar system’s most distant planet, the conditions may arise for diamonds to fall as rain. Yet closer to home Neptune Rain are proving to be an emerging gem on the UK’s music scene, winning the hearts and minds of those with a love of honesty, integrity and hardhitting energy in their playlists. Whatever the future holds for both the music industry and wider world, Neptune Rain will be there, bringing the anthems, the dreams and the creativity.


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