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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 2017, Moshi Moshi).
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.
THE WAY WE CAME BACK
MOSHI MOSHI RECORDS, 2018