Announce their second album, Girl, for release on 8th November 2019 via Moshi Moshi
Share “Show Me More” video
Announce a UK headline tour for February 2020 with a London show at Electric Ballroom on 26th February 2020 as well as dates with Metronomy in November 2019
Girl is the second album from the North London band Girl Ray, released on 8th November 2019 via Moshi Moshi. Recorded at Electric Beach Studios in Margate with Ash Workman (Christine and the Queens, Metronomy), the album is a delightful, sun-kissed tribute to their love of pop and R&B.
The three-piece, comprising Poppy Hankin,Iris McConnell and Sophie Moss, today share a taster of the new record with “Show Me More”. According to the band, the song is about “crushing really hard but having to play the long game and wait it out because your boo is playing savage games. It’s your classic pop banger. Steamy dance floor. Drinks on me.” The accompanying video was directed by Crusoe Weston and features the band cycling around the city at dusk.
It was Ariana Grande’s explosion into pop culture that kickstarted a new era for Girl Ray, as well as the realisation that their most-listened-to Spotify playlists contained pure pop music. When Poppy began experimenting with writing songs on a computer using keyboards, a collection of shimmering, foot-tapping, sparkling pop bangers poured out. With this new set of songs, Girl Ray have been brave enough to completely change their sound rather than play it safe, yet still remain unmistakably themselves – it’s Girl Ray, but with added synths.
If their debut, Earl Grey, was a hot cup of tea and a cuddle on the sofa, Girl is being in a cab with the windows down on the way to a beach bar for sundowners. It’s the excitement of Rihanna’s If It’s Lovin’ That You Want, combined with the eye-rolling, impenetrable sardonic humour of a girl gang. Among the grin-inducing, trepidatious and intensely courageous R&B-style tracks on the album, are also beautifully composed piano ballads steeped in the sadness and unrequited love that made Earl Grey feel like a knowing look from an old friend.
Girl is expertly-crafted pop, created by dedicated artists on a mission to make music for people to really enjoy. Music that doesn’t look to confuse or patronise. Music to fall in love to, to dance to. Songs you’d want to send to your friends. They have used the universal, happy medium of pop music to put across joyous, accessible messages of love, friendship and life to the world, like some of the best songwriters before them.
Girl Ray will tour the UK in February 2020 with their biggest London headline show to date at Electric Ballroom on 26th February 2020. Tickets are on-sale now. The band have also been invited to play as special guests of Metronomy on their UK tour this November with a show at the Roundhouse in London on 8th November 2019. Live dates are as follows:
6th November 2019 – O2 Guildhall Southampton w/ Metronomy
8th November 2019 – Roundhouse, London w/ Metronomy
9th November 2019 – Manchester Academy w/ Metronomy
14th November 2019 – O2 Academy Bristol w/ Metronomy
15th November 2019 – Rock City Nottingham w/ Metronomy
18th February 2020 – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
19th February 2020 – Leeds, Belgrave Music Hall
20th February 2020 – Glasgow, Stereo
21st February 2020 – Manchester, YES
22nd February 2020 – Nottingham, Bodega
23rd February 2020 – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
25th February 2020 – Bristol, The Fleece
26th February 2020 – London, Electric Ballroom
27th February 2020 – Brighton, The Haunt
Pre-order Girl HERE
- Show Me More
- Just Down The Hall
- Let It Go
- Takes Time (feat. PSwuave)
- Friend Like That
- Keep It Tight
- Go To The Top
- Like The Stars