North London trio Girl Ray - made up of Poppy Hankin, Iris McConnell and Sophie Moss - have just announced that their new record is on the way! After last year’s debut ‘Earl Grey’, new album ‘Girl’ will be released on 8th November via Moshi Moshi with a promised “delightful, sun-kissed tribute to their love of pop and R&B”.
Sharing a taster of what’s to come, they’ve just dropped first track ‘Show Me More’ too! According to the band, it’s all 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.” #Relatable.
And, if all that wasn’t enough, the gang are off on tour! With a Metronomy support slot and a 2020 headline run, check out all the dates below:
06 - O2 Guildhall Southampton w/ Metronomy
08 - Roundhouse, London w/ Metronomy
09 - Manchester Academy w/ Metronomy
14 - O2 Academy Bristol w/ Metronomy
15 - Rock City Nottingham w/ Metronomy
18 - Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
19 - Leeds, Belgrave Music Hall
20 - Glasgow, Stereo
21 - Manchester, YES
22 - Nottingham, Bodega
23 - Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
25 - Bristol, The Fleece
26 - London, Electric Ballroom
27 - Brighton, The Haunt
It’s the third preview of debut album ‘Makes Me Sick Makes Me Smile’, due this month.
It comes alongside the news that they’ve signed to Dead Oceans.
The trio’s last album came in 2017 with ‘After Laughter’.
The “dance banger” track, which appears on imminent new album ‘Hold The Girl’, is described as a “turning point” in the record.