https://driftrecords.com/products/girl-ray-i-wish-i-were-giving-you-a-gift-this-christmas94561894404Girl Ray - [I Wish I Were Giving You A Gift] This Christmas//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0161/8690/products/MOSHI275_large.jpg?v=1511310117//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0161/8690/products/MOSHI275_medium.jpg?v=15113101175.49GBPOutOfStockGirl RayGirl RayIndie & AlternativeMoshi Moshi
The North London trio Girl Ray, comprising Sophie Moss (bass) Poppy Hankin (guitar/vocals), Iris McConnell (drums), released their debut album Earl Grey through Moshi Moshi earlier this year to unanimous acclaim: four stars in The Guardian, Q Magazine and The Evening Standard; Album of the Week on The Line Of Best Fit, Loud and Quiet and Under The Radar; an Album of the Day on BBC Radio 6 Music and an It's Album Time feature on Huw Stephens' BBC Radio 1 show. 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
[I Wish I Were Giving You A Gift] This Christmas, a song about loneliness and longing at Christmas, finds the Girl Ray embracing a seasonally sonic palette of children's choir, sleigh bells, and the hidden whinny of a kidnapped reindeer.
Sophie Moss: "Christmas is great and everything but where are the indie bangers? We've pulled it all out the stocking on this one. You'd be a fool not to buy one for every family member, friend and tinder acquaintance this Christmas."