Written by Poppy Hankin when she was just 16, Girl Ray’s brand new song ‘The Way We Came Back’s is a West Coast-inspired track that the band describe as a ‘plump cow that needed to be milked’. The fact that the video takes place during a blizzard makes it even more charming.
Within seconds of hearing the opening line ‘I saw your text’ you can see why the trio were so desperate to release this song. It has elements of Slow Club in the melodies but mixes this up with Kings of Convenience-style subtlety and a charismatic resonance.
10 April – Bristol, Thekla
11 April – Nottingham, Bodega
12 April – Hebden Bridge, Trades Club
13 April – Glasgow, Art School, Glasgow
15 April – Middlesbrough, Wegarth Social Club
16 April – Sheffield, The Leadmill
17 April – Manchester, Deaf Institute
18 April – London, Heaven
19 April – Brighton, The Haunt
05 May – Leicester, Handmade Festival
06 May – Newcastle, Hit the North
28 July – Derbyshire, Indietracks