GIRL RAY SHARE “PREACHER” VIDEO VIA BROOKLYN VEGAN
DEBUT ALBUM EARL GREY RELEASED 4TH AUGUST ON MOSHI MOSHI
NEW LONDON HEADLINE SHOW AT THE SCALA ON 9TH NOVEMBER
LEXINGTON SHOW ON 23RD MAY LONG SOLD OUT
Girl Ray, the North London trio comprising 19 year olds Poppy Hankin (guitar/vocals), Iris McConnell (drums) and Sophie Moss (bass), recently announced details of debut album Earl Grey (4th August, Moshi Moshi).
Today, the band have shared the Alex Cantouris-directed video for “Preacher” via Brooklyn Vegan. The “Preacher” visuals are the sequel to Nettles of the Parish, which served as the music video for previous single “Stupid Things.”
Girl Ray’s Iris McConnell: “It follows the story of a lowly servant (played by professional actor Michael O’ Malley) who succumbs to his deepest desires, losing everything in the process. Get out ur Kleenex! We didn’t intend for it to be this moving, our apologies. Nettles of the Parish 2 also stars heartthrob Alex Parish, who some of you may remember, and Dame Jane Hankin.”
Video director Alex Cantouris: “Condensing an entire period drama with all its twists and turns into a three minute video was a real challenge, and I learned a whole lot. I have so much respect for the band for coming up with such a bold idea – and I’m sure the fans will enjoy the nail-biting tension of the video as the plot unfolds…”
Girl Ray will headline a sold out show at the Lexington, London on Tuesday (23rd May 2017), before supporting Whitney on a hatrick of dates in June. Another London show, their biggest to date, has been added at The Scala on 9th November. Girl Ray have also been confirmed for this year’s The Great Escape, Glastonbury, Green Man and End Of The Road festivals.
Girl Ray live
19 May – Brighton, The Great Escape Festival
23 May – London, Lexington [headline show – SOLD OUT]
20 June – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club*
21 June – Birmingham, Mama Roux’s*
27 June – Brighton, Concorde 2*
23 – 25 June – Glastonbury Festival
23 July – Truck Festival
29 July – Port Eliot Festival
11 Aug – Isle Of Wight Ventnor Festival
18 – 20 Aug – Green Man Festival
26 Aug – Sea Change Festival
1 – 3 Sept – End of The Road Festival
16 Sep – Good Life Festival
9 Nov – London, The Scala [headline show]
About Girl Ray and Earl Grey
Girl Ray formed two years ago when the band were just 16 years old and in a twist of fate as symbolic as it was bittersweet, “Trouble,” their first single for Moshi Moshi, was recorded on what would have been their final day of school.
The band’s songs document the dramas of adolescence with a wit and wistfulness far beyond their years. Girl Ray are the sound of that uncertain period in everybody’s life when certain things start to loom large, when feels are felt more intensely than ever before, and when every decision seems like a fork in the road on your way to adulthood. Being a teenager is a crucible of heightened emotions and transformative confusion from which the ‘real’ you will ultimately emerge, having fallen in love (and out again), outgrown friendships you thought would last forever, and changed in ways you never thought possible. What does not typically emerge, however, is a debut album as richly evocative of the experience as Earl Grey.
Recorded with their friend (and now touring guitarist) Mike O’Malley over two “intense and insane” weeks at Ramsgate’s Big Jelly studios, Earl Grey is a record of invention and ambition, whose delicate, sun-dappled melodies dance around the inside of your skull like a flickering zoetrope of memories: some fond, others less so.
Earl Grey will be available on CD, LP and digital via Moshi Moshi on 4th August. Pre-order the album here.
Girl Ray Earl Grey tracklisting
1. Just Like That
2. Monday Tuesday
3. Stupid Things
4. Don’t Go Back at Ten
5. Cutting Shapes
7. A Few Months
8. Earl Grey (Stuck in a Groove)
9. Where Am I Now
10. Stupid Things (reprise)
12. Waiting Ages
“Preacher” video https://youtu.be/e_5VSrjX63M