WRAY set to play London & The Great Escape in May
‘Pined’ Music Video: https://youtu.be/eXwjS8Oe-nc
New album ‘Hypatia’ recently released:
“Drums pummel to match the intensity of the distortion, even as the vocals cruise high and the guitars swirl upwards in unexpected lightness.” – Consequence of Sound
“High marks to this band for knowing how to be creative, consistent and interesting while being catchy and tuneful.” – PopDose
“…furiously hallucinogenic rock ‘n’ roll.” – Clash Music
Having just released captivating visuals via the video for ‘Pined,’ Birmingham, Alabama trio WRAY have revealed details of two live dates in the UK next month. Further details below.
WRAY is one of those rare bands that effortlessly blend smart sonic pluralities into a seamless whole without losing any of their DIY grit. It is clear that lead singer/bass player David Brown, guitarist David Swatzell, and drummer Blake Wimberly have harnessed their sound and created a cohesive and ghostly record.
Recent album ‘Hypatia’ is filled with haunting vocals, constant guitar and soft percussion that explores a space of subtle contrasts and originality. The first single off of the LP is the title track, ‘Hypatia‘, which relays the sound of the entire LP. The single communicates the dream-like undertones and romantic lyrics in a quiet and subtle approach. With tracks like ‘May 23rd‘ and ‘Pined‘, WRAY proves their ability to create rhythmic songs while staying true to the overall feel of the LP.
UK LIVE DATES
Tuesday, May 17 – London, Nambucca
Communicating Vessels & Jack Rocks present a pre-Great Escape warm up show featuring US shoegaze exponents Wray from Birmingham, Alabama supported by three hotly-tipped UK indie bands.
Doors from 7pm, 18+
Tickets £8.00 advance, £10.00 on the door.
Line Up: Cavalry // Avante Black // Fans // Wray
Competition: “We are giving away a pair of Great Escape 3-day festival passes to one lucky advance ticket buyer. Anyone who buys a ticket before 6pm on Monday 16th May will automatically qualify for the prize draw. The lucky winner will be notified by email”
Thursday, May 19 – The Alternative Escape, Brighton, Marlborough Theatre
1pm to 5pm – Free Entry // No wristband required
Line Up: Suzerain // Pure Joy // Meatraffle // Wray // Asylums