Girl Ray go to prom in new ‘Friend Like That’ video

The trio drop some hilarious John Hughes inspired visuals.

Just in time for Galentine’s Day (a celebration of friendship the day before Valentine’s Day, as popularised by Parks & Recreation, duh?), Girl Ray have shared self-described “friendship anthem” ‘Friend Like That’.

Speaking on the song they say, “Reminds us of a really smashing high five with great contact. In music, friend love is often overshadowed by romantic love and IT’S JUST WRONG. This one goes out to the mates of the world.”

Accompanied by an 80s-inspired video directed by collaborator Alex Cantorius, Alex explains, “This is the 6th video I’ve made with Girl Ray and their attitude towards this particular one was to opt for the most “cringe option”, which I loved. Everyone’s hard work and the band’s brilliant attitude has produced a really fun video that hopefully all the fans will enjoy.”

“For this video we felt it was necessary to return to our past formula of recreating big-budget films with 0.1% of the money and 3 people whose experience of acting stops at narrating the year 1 nativity,” the band add. “We have always loved all the classic 80s high school rom-coms, and this particular song seemed to lend itself well to a John Hughes plot. With an extremely questionable storyline we approached Alex Cantouris to help fill in the gaps. After an incredibly stressful week of pulling favours everything was finally ready and we began filming. We actually filmed the prom scene in our old school in Muswell Hill which was a surreal and hilarious experience. It was definitely the funnest video we’ve ever shot, and is now our favourite too.”

Check it out below.

See Girl Ray live at the following dates:


18 - Birmingham, Hare & Hounds

19 - Leeds, Belgrave Music Hall

20 - Glasgow, Stereo

21 - Manchester, YES – SOLD OUT

22 - Nottingham, Bodega

23 - Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach

25 - Bristol, The Fleece – SOLD OUT

26 - London, Electric Ballroom

27 - Brighton, The Haunt

29 - Brussels, Belgium, Botanique, Witloof Bar


01 - Amsterdam, Netherlands, Cinetol

02 – Hamburg, Germany, Aalhaus

03 – Berlin, Germany, Berghain Kantine

04 - Copenhagen, Denmark, Ideal Bar, Vega - Musikkens Hus

06 – Munich, Germany – Milla

07 – Nyon, Switzerland – La Parenthese

09 - Winterthur, Switzerland, Albani Music Club

10 - Paris, France, La Boule Noire

14 – Madrid, Spain, Madrid Popfest


12 – 14 – Hilvanrenbeek, Netherlands, Best Kept Secret


16 - 19 – Dorset, Larmer Tree Festival

16 - 19 - Southwold, Latitude Festival

17 - 19 - Stirlingshire – Doune The Rabbit Hole


06 – 09 – Palermo, Italy, Ypsigrock Festival


03 – 06 – Dorset, End Of The Road Festival

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