Of their new single Stupid Things, out via Moshi Moshi on April 14th, Girl Ray lead vocalist and guitarist Poppy Hankin says “It’s about crushing really hard on someone, and finding myself doing fucking ridiculous things to feel like we’ve got some kind of connection. Watching films that they mentioned fleetingly or ordering their favourite drink at a bar. Very stupid but happens every single time, ha ha”.
Stupid things is the follow-up to ‘Trouble’, their first single for Moshi Moshi, and its a joyous indie/girl-group torch song, with hints of Motown and this rather lovely scuffed up messiness in the accompaniment. Its also just about the most instant, gloriously melodic tune of the year so far, and we’ve fallen for it in rather a big way.
Check it out, here
The band are confirmed for the BBC 6 Music Festival in Glasgow on 24th March after appearing in Sheffield at the new Outlines Festival, and will headline their biggest London show to date on 23rd May 2017 at the Lexington. The girls have also been confirmed for this year’s Green Man and End Of The Road festivals.
GIRL RAY LIVE
04 March – Sheffield Outlines Festival
24 March – Glasgow, BBC 6 Music Festival
14 April – Cardiff, Wales Goes Pop Festival
30 April – Glasgow, Stag & Dagger Festival
23 May – London, Lexington
17 – 20 Aug – Green Man Festival
31 Aug – 3 Sept – End of The Road Festival