With a host of London labels expressing interest, the band showed their commitment to the city by signing to Manchester label Affinity Records in December 2010. Martin Finnigan explained "It was straightforward for us. Manchester is where we are from & where we are at. Affinity Records believe in us and in turn, us in them. This gives us a platform to perform on & we intend to take the opportunity with both hands."
The Rainband are Steve Irlam (Drums), Daggers (bass), Phil 'The General' Rainey (guitar, piano, vox) & Finny (lead singer).
The band introduce themselves under the Affinity Records label with a host of headline shows across the UK in March 2010 as they launch their debut EP “The Prodigal” with the album to follow in October.
The band have also confirmed a number of festival slots for the summer.